Columbia County Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day at the OMIC R&D Center on October 4th was a huge success, from students visiting from all over Northwest Oregon, to the guest speakers, Betsy Johnson and Suzanne Bonamici.


video: Success in the New economy


Here is an interesting and informative video on the changing economy for the emerging workforce. 

2018

News, reports and Events

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Past News, Reports and Events

Photos from OCCC Welding Class Ribbon cutting

Ground Breaking Event

Portland Community College broke ground on a new training center in Scappoose on Wednesday.
It is the school's first permanent training center in Columbia County and will be part of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center.
The program will focus on welding, machinery and mechatronics.
College officials say the new center will prepare the next generation of skilled workers, something desperately needed in our economy today.
The program will be based on an apprenticeship model to help students develop skills needed in their industry.
The center is set to open early next year.