Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Student Outcomes

Hands-on learning Training at Sylvania Learning food safety skills Working with PCC staff

Students who successfully complete the program should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the specific job-related knowledge they learned, such as food safety, on-the-job safety, teamwork and following directions.
  • Demonstrate job success and "soft" skills such as professionalism, positive attitude, good work ethic and appropriate workplace behavior.
  • Use the learned skills to improve employability and retain employment after they are hired.

Program Requirements

Students can start the program in fall, winter or spring term. Training is available at four PCC locations: Sylvania Campus, Rock Creek Campus, Cascade Campus and Southeast Campus. To be accepted into the program, students must first schedule an interview with the program coordinator. Contact Chris Brady at 971-722-4305 for more information.

No placement tests are necessary, but students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a documented disability.
  • Have a genuine interest in working with food or custodial jobs.
  • Have determination to learn and improve.
  • Be able to work at least semi-independently throughout the day.