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Congressman finds PCC’s auto program is electric

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Kurt Schrader and Russ Jones

Russ Jones (right), Automotive Service Technology Program instructor, and Congressman Kurt Schrader

While surrounded by electric battery packs in the Automotive and Metals Building at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Campus, Congressman Kurt Schrader looked surprised. And that was a good thing.

“There is a lot of discussion about where our energy future is in this country,” said Congressman Schrader. “It’s tough. Believe it or not we are trying to balance the budget and as a result of that you got to be careful what you invest in. I’d argue that this (green car industry) is the future and where you want to be.”