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On-Ramp to Manufacturing

Man and woman in protective masks standing at welding bay and looking over equipment

Want to work in Advanced Manufacturing?

Upcoming course info

  • February 7–18, 2022
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9:30am-12 noon
  • Offered online via Zoom
  • No cost to participants

We’re here to help you get there through education!

  • Explore career paths in manufacturing
  • Learn about PCC degrees and certificates
  • Get support with on-boarding to PCC
  • Gain resources for student success

Topics we’ll explore

Manufacturing overview topics
  • Why manufacturing?
  • Resources for career exploration
  • Working in a cleanroom
  • Career snapshots: operator, technician, welder, CADD designer, machinist, and more
  • Writing and following technical instructions
  • Plus, meet with employers and professionals in the industry
PCC programs
Student success
  • Onboarding to PCC
  • Paying for college
  • Connecting to resources
  • Resilience in school and on the job
  • Goal setting and next steps

Participate or learn more

Complete the interest form to get started. Contact Kali Giaritta with questions at mfgonramp-group@pcc.edu or 971-722-2175.


This program is funded through the Title III RISES Grant. Portland Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. Contact Disability Services if you have a disability that requires services.