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Student welding in shop Sparking Demand
PCC's welding instruction is helping to fill the talent gap in the manufacturing industry Posted March 16, 2020
PCC-Led Initiative Joins National Skills Coalition
Pathways to Opportunity is joining the national organization’s two key support networks Posted March 5, 2020
Survey Launched for Strategic Planning Effort
The college has opened an online survey as part of its strategic planning process, and invited key internal and external stakeholders to participate Posted January 23, 2020
Leslie Smith outside Swan Island Center Going Boldly 15
Leslie Smith chopped a culinary career to go where few women have gone before Posted December 9, 2019
Sylvia Kelley listens to a staff member discuss strategic planning. Planning to Plan 4
PCC embarked on the strategic planning process this fall, to create a tangible path forward that ensures the college delivers on its commitment to opportunity and equitable student success for the students and communities it serve Posted November 15, 2019
President Mark Mitsui shares his work plan with college staffers. Listening Sessions Coming Soon! 6
The fall term marks the launch of PCC’s Strategic Planning process, one that will offer a future forecast on both […] Posted October 14, 2019
At a recent event hosted by PCC at Swan Island Trades Center, representatives from Northwest manufacturing firms shared how the lack of skilled workers is affecting business. Bridging the Talent Gap
The cavernous skills gap in the Northwest’s manufacturing sector was front and center at a recent PCC event, where representatives […] Posted June 21, 2019
Jess welders steel together. Student Speaker Makes the Ultimate Comeback
From near death to a PCC graduate, Jess Kurtz relishes student speaker role Posted May 29, 2019
MWESB networking event, Feb. 28 Networking Opp for MWESB Contractors
Contractors who qualify as MWESB and SDV – minority, women, emerging small businesses, and service disabled veterans – are invited to participate in a workshop hosted by Portland Community College on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Hall Annex at the Southeast Campus Posted February 20, 2019
Tanner and Matt Scott in welding shop. Passing the Torch 1
Tanner Scott is following in his father’s footsteps in the welding field Posted January 14, 2019