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Enjoy performances celebrating the rich heritage of the Latino community at the Latino Festival.
Enjoy performances celebrating the rich heritage of the Latino community at the Latino Festival.
Immerse yourself in Latino Culture at Clackamas Community College's free festival/Sumérjase en la cultura latina en el festival gratuito de Clackamas Community College (Photo) - 05/17/24

Immerse yourself in Latino Culture at Clackamas Community College's free festival

Experience the vibrant energy of Latino culture at Clackamas Community College's popular Latino Festival on Saturday, June 8, from noon to 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event is open to the public and promises a fun-filled afternoon celebrating the rich heritage of our Latino community.

What to expect:

  • Music and food: Immerse yourself in the sounds of lively music, enjoy delicious Latino cuisine and explore booths showcasing cultural heritage.
  • Community connections: Learn about available resources and connect with other community organizations.
  • Opportunities at CCC: Discover Clackamas Community College’s programs like GED, English for Speakers of Other Languages and career technical education.

“This festival is a wonderful bridge between Latino families and the college's resources,” CCC Skills Development Instructor Camilo Sanchez said. “It's also a chance for the Latino community to connect with other vital organizations.”

The Latino Festival takes place at the Gregory Forum on the college’s Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. For more information, contact Camilo Sanchez at 503-594-3029 or camilos@clackamas.edu.

Sumérjase en la cultura latina en el festival gratuito de Clackamas Community College

Experimente la energía vibrante de la cultura latina en el popular Festival Latino de Clackamas Community College el sábado 8 de junio, de 12 a 4 p.m. Este evento gratuito para toda la familia está abierto al público y promete una tarde llena de diversión celebrando la rica herencia de nuestra comunidad latina.

Qué esperar: 

  • Música y comida: Sumérjase en los sonidos de la música animada, disfrute de la deliciosa cocina latina y explore puestos que exhiben la herencia cultural. 
  • Conexiones comunitarias: Conozca los recursos disponibles y conecte con otras organizaciones comunitarias. 
  • Oportunidades en CCC: Descubra los programas de Clackamas Community College como GED, Inglés para hablantes de otros idiomas y educación técnica profesional.

“Este festival es un puente maravilloso entre las familias latinas y los recursos del colegio”, dijo Camilo Sánchez,instructor de desarrollo de habilidades de CCC. “También es una oportunidad para que la comunidad latina se conecte con otras organizaciones vitales”.

El Festival Latino se lleva a cabo en el Gregory Forum en el campus de Oregon City del colegio, 19600 Molalla Ave. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Camilo Sanchez al 503-594-3029 o camilos@clackamas.edu.

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Launch a teaching career at the CCC Teaching and Education Fair - 05/17/24

Calling all aspiring educators! Clackamas Community College invites the public to a Teaching and Education Fair on Wednesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This free event is a one-stop experience to explore rewarding careers in education. Whether you're just starting or looking to make a switch, the fair offers valuable resources and connections.

  • Discover your path: Explore CCC's teaching and education programs, including transfer options to four-year universities.
  • Meet the experts: Connect with university advisors and get guidance on making a seamless transfer.
  • Land your dream job: Network with representatives from local school districts, early learning centers and staffing agencies.
  • Win big: Sign up for a chance to win one of 10 tuition waivers worth up to $484.

The fair will be held at the Wacheno Welcome Center on the CCC Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Ready to make a difference? Don't miss this exciting opportunity! For more information about Clackamas Community College’s teaching and education programs, visit https://www.clackamas.edu/academics/find-your-focus/teaching-education

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Clackamas Community College hosts Manufacturing and Welding Job Fair - 05/09/24

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College is hosting a job fair for individuals interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing and welding. The event will be held Wednesday, May 30, noon-2 p.m., at the Holden Industrial Technology Center on the Oregon City campus located at 19600 Molalla Ave. This event is free and open to the public; parking is free.

This job fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with local and regional employers actively hiring for various manufacturing and welding positions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally to make a strong first impression.

Participating businesses include:

  • Astronics-PECO
  • Benchmade Knife Company
  • Bob's Red Mill
  • Cornell Pump Company
  • CRB Manufacturing, Inc.
  • EVRAZ - Oregon Steel Mills
  • Excel Tech, Inc.
  • GrovTec U.S., Inc.
  • Leatherman Tool Group
  • Lincotek
  • Microchip Technology, Inc.
  • Morgan Truck Body
  • North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce
  • Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
  • Pacific Seafood
  • Photo Solutions, Inc.
  • Shields Manufacturing
  • Syncro Design
  • Trillium U.S.
  • Vestas
  • Western Precision Products

In addition to the job fair, CCC offers comprehensive welding and manufacturing programs designed to prepare students for successful careers in these in-demand fields. The college’s Career Center provides valuable resources and support services to help students with resume writing, interview skills and job search strategies.

For more information about the job fair, email Thomas Brown at thomasb@clackamas.edu. To learn more about CCC’s welding and industrial technology programs, visit www.clackamas.edu/academics/find-your-focus/industrial-technology-automotive. The CCC Career Center can be found at www.clackamas.edu/career-center.

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Casey Sims, counselor at Clackamas Community College, poses with guitars destined for locations around campus. This photo, by Gabriel Lucich, won first place for feature photo at this year's ONPA Collegiate Newspaper Contest.
Casey Sims, counselor at Clackamas Community College, poses with guitars destined for locations around campus. This photo, by Gabriel Lucich, won first place for feature photo at this year's ONPA Collegiate Newspaper Contest.
Clackamas Community College students win 11 journalism awards in state competition (Photo) - 05/03/24

OREGON CITY - Student journalists at Clackamas Community College won 11 awards in the 2024 Oregon Collegiate Newspaper Contest. 

Among the awards were first place prizes for news story, feature photo and website. Students from The Clackamas Print, the student media organization at CCC, also won awards in the two-year school category for their feature writing, sports writing and house ad. 

The awards were presented by the Oregon Newspapers Foundation at the annual Collegiate Day held April 19 in Lebanon, Ore. Dozens of students from Oregon colleges and universities took part in the awards presentation. 

For more information on journalism at CCC, contact Melissa Jones at melissaj@clackamas.edu or visit TheClackamasPrint.com.

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CCC art students put their work on display at the annual student art show.
CCC art students put their work on display at the annual student art show.
Clackamas Community College student art show opens May 16 (Photo) - 05/02/24

OREGON CITY – The Clackamas Community College Alexander Gallery annual student art show runs May 16-June 6. An awards reception will be held May 16, noon-1 p.m., and guest judge V. Maldonado will announce awarded works. 

The exhibition showcases the finest artwork made by CCC students during the academic year in disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital design, jewelry making and more.

The Alexander Gallery is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with the exception of holidays.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Kate Simmons at 503-594-3032 or kates@clackamas.edu. For more information on Clackamas Community College’s art exhibits and performances, visit www.clackamas.edu/art

 

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CCC and WGU announce partnership (Photo) - 04/30/24

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College and Western Governors University announced a partnership on April 30 that enhances educational pathways for CCC graduates and employees. Leaders from both institutions formalized the agreement during a signing ceremony on CCC’s Oregon City campus.

The collaboration provides transfer opportunities for CCC alumni into WGU's online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, fostering expanded access to higher education and career advancement. Additionally, CCC alumni and employees who enroll at WGU will be eligible to apply for the WGU Community College Partnership Scholarship, valued at up to $2,500.

“Our graduates and employees now have another route to continue their education with a university that understands the needs and identities of online learners,” Ni’Cole Sims, director of CCC’s office of education partnerships, said.

WGU is an online, nonprofit university offering more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, IT, teacher education and health professions, including nursing. The university’s innovative competency-based model allows students to gain in-demand knowledge and skills on their own time and at a pace that fits their lifestyles.

“WGU is committed to creating pathways that help individuals advance their education in a flexible and supportive online environment,” said Tonya Drake, PhD, WGU regional vice president, Northwest. “By partnering with Clackamas Community College, we are able to extend this commitment to more students, providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s competitive job market.”

Currently, nearly 250 WGU students and more than 800 graduates call Clackamas County home. Across Oregon, more than 2,800 individuals are enrolled at WGU, while over 7,600 have already earned degrees from the university.

WGU is well-suited for busy, working adults and traditionally underserved student populations. The university provides students with individualized experiences and personalized guidance from dedicated faculty mentors and course instructors – from the time they enroll until they graduate. WGU is also committed to keeping tuition costs low, with tuition for most degree programs approximately $8,000 per year, about half as much as their counterparts at similar institutions.

The partnership takes effect immediately, as WGU enrolls students on the first of every month. More information can be found at https://www.wgu.edu/partners/community-colleges/oregon.html.

About WGU
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 175,000 students nationwide and has awarded more than 370,000 degrees to graduates in all fifty states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 25 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York TimesLearn more at www.wgu.edu. 

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CCC awarded grant to launch statewide Spanish construction contractor certification program - 04/24/24

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Oregon Business Development Department to develop a statewide Spanish construction contractor certification program. This innovative program will expand access to high-wage careers in construction for Spanish-speaking individuals across Oregon.

Oregon's construction industry is booming, with growth expected to outpace national averages significantly.  However, meeting this demand with a qualified workforce is challenging. This grant directly addresses this need by:

  • Increasing the number of Spanish-speaking contractors: The program aims to certify an additional 60 Spanish-speaking contractors in the first year, with a long-term goal of 400 annually.
  • Fostering a more equitable construction industry: By providing training in Spanish, the program empowers those for whom English is not their first language to participate in and contribute to the construction industry's growth.

Clackamas Community College’s Small Business Development Center has a track record of success in this area.  The college currently offers the only state-approved construction contractor certification course that can teach and test in Oregon.  Since partnering with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB), they've increased Latino pass rates from 30% to 70%.

The grant will fund the development of a comprehensive Spanish construction contractor certification program, including:

  • Video-on-demand training: A high-quality, digitized 16-hour course accessible to students statewide.
  • Statewide proctoring system: A robust system ensuring all proctoring meets college and national SBDC standards.
  • Outreach and marketing: A targeted campaign to raise awareness of the program within the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Faculty support: Hiring a bilingual faculty member to support program delivery.

“CCC is proud to be awarded this grant to develop a program that will create a more inclusive construction industry,” Rob Campbell, SBDC director at Clackamas Community College, said. “This innovative program will address the critical need for skilled workers while empowering Spanish-speaking individuals to pursue rewarding careers in construction.”

The project is designed for long-term sustainability. By the grant's conclusion, a robust, self-sufficient Spanish certification program will be available at SBDC locations across Oregon.

For more information about CCC’s Small Business Development Center, visit www.clackamas.edu/SBDC

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