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Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) this Spring

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on February 19, 2020

The PCC Small Business Development Center will offer Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Training for food manufacturers from April 16 to May 29, 2020. PCQI Training will equip you with knowledge to be recognized as a PCQI, but is also structured to guide you to develop all elements required in a Food Safety Plan, including a completed Food Product Recall Plan.

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Topics: Small Business, Restaurants, Getting Your Recipe to Market

How to Hone Your Supervisor Skills

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 19, 2020

Being a great supervisor is not an inborn trait; it is developed through hard work. It takes a consistent effort to hone abilities. That’s why it’s important to have a good base set of skills, and the resources to hone those skills over time.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Leaders, Portland Community College

Upcoming Classes and Programs from PCC's Small Business Development Center

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on February 18, 2020

Now is the time to start planning for our upcoming courses! We've summarized all upcoming programs and start dates below. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more about a program or need help with enrollment.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Global Trade, Encore Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Growing a Business

Instructor Spotlight: Andrew Bruce, Master Optician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 13, 2020

With a background as an optician dating back to his teenage years in his home country of England, Andrew Bruce is highly skilled in the industry and is honored to be a Master Optician. The Optician ABO Test Prep course that he instructs will be his first with Portland Community College. Continue reading to learn more about his experience and passion.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Optician ABO, PCC Stories

7 Potential Changes to Portland's Electrical Code in 2020

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 13, 2020

Electricians in Portland need to pay attention to Oregon’s Electrical Specialty Code, which will implement regulations based on the National Electric Code (NEC) throughout 2020. Even electricians who are familiar with prior NECs need to take the time to read the newest regulations, as Oregon is known for adding state-specific amendments to prior NECs.

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Topics: Professional Development, PCC

Instructor Spotlight: Stacy Bone, Dental Health Education Program Coordinator

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 12, 2020

Stacy has been with PCC coordinating dental health education courses over the past three years. She was a dental assistant for 14 years before completing her degree in 2012 at PSU in Community Health Education.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, dental assisting, PCC

Instructor Spotlight: Heiko Spoddeck

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 11, 2020

Heiko Spoddeck has worked at PCC for the last 16.5 years teaching math, physics, and chemistry. This year is the first time he will teach “Transgender Employees - Creating an Inclusive Community.”

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team, Leadership, Portland Community College

Professional Development for Educators

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on February 07, 2020

Our world is continuously changing and evolving, meaning it's crucial to keep your skills up to date. This is particularly important if you're in the field of education, as others are looking to you to provide leadership and newfound knowledge on a variety of topics. It's all too easy for your information of key topics to become outdated without continual study. These reasons for ongoing education should be all the motivation that you need to continue learning so you can properly educate today's fast-thinking students.

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Topics: Professional Development, PCC

Phlebotomy, Pharm Tech, Sterile Processing: Technician Programs to Prepare You For a Career in Healthcare

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 03, 2020

Entry-level healthcare careers help open the doors of opportunity while preparing individuals for the industry. These support roles are instrumental in ensuring clinicians can provide the best care for patients. Our technician programs in pharmacy, phlebotomy and sterile can provide aspiring healthcare professionals with a strong foundation for the future. Here is an overview of each program:

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Phlebotomy

Advisor Spotlight: Leslie Hildula

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 27, 2020

 

Small business ownership runs in Leslie Hildula's family. Her parents and grandparents were entrepreneurs, so she's been around small business owners all of her life. These days she is busy running the Restaurant and Retail programs for the PCC Small Business Development Center. (Click on the links below to review upcoming course dates and locations.)

Here is her story. . . 

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, Restaurants, Retail Small Business Management

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