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Instructor Spotlight: Sean Harry, Small Business Builders

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 16, 2020

Sean Harry has been with PCC's Small Business Development Center for the last eight and a half years. Before that, he helped budding entrepreneurs turn their hobbies into small businesses. He has started four small businesses and is always excited to share his experiences and the experiences from the many small businesses he has advised.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Portland Community College, small business builders

How Does Grant Writing Work

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 14, 2020

Grants are funds offered to companies, non-profits, and other organizations to help these groups reach their goals. For some organizations, grant money accounts for most or all of their operating budgets. Needless to say, it is essential for them to do their best to win these funds, which do not have to be paid back.

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Topics: Portland Community College

11 Ways to Jump Start Your Professional Development Today

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 04, 2018



Regardless of what field you are in, whether you hold a professional license, or continuing education is required for your profession, everyone benefits from professional development on a regular basis. 
Proactively completing formal learning and development demonstrates initiative to your manager, and if you are the manager, it sets a great example for your staff.

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Topics: Professional Development, Employee Training, Portland Community College

A Diverse Career in Mediation Demonstrates the Value of Skillful Communication During Conflict Resolution

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on November 19, 2018

Mediation Instructor Tsipora Dimant is a former program manager with PCC’s Community Education program – but her connection to Portland Community College runs even deeper. She arrived in the United States from Israel in 1974 and earned a GED, then an Associate’s Degree from PCC. Tsipora began studying mediation in 1992 and became an instructor for the subject in 2005. Inspired by the conflict in her native Israel, Tsipora strives to find resolutions to complex communication challenges. Her experience in mediation training spans decades and encapsulates diverse fields including small claims court, business, nonprofits and higher education.

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

Ayurveda and Yoga Offer an Infinite Well of Wisdom to Tap and an Unlimited Number of New Discoveries to Make

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 05, 2018


Ann Wagoner is a yoga therapist, has taught yoga for over 25 years and is a certified practitioner of Ayurveda. She researched protocols and herbs for the prevention of cancer recurrence and is a NAMA presenter. She is also a student of Rama Jyoti Vernon and publishes yoga books. We recently asked her about her experience with Ayurveda, and what inspires her about teaching and the subject matter. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Stories & News, Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College, Ayurveda, Yoga, PCC Stories

Real Estate Property Management - Skills Can Lead to a Career, or Help Students Improve their Personal Investment Management Skills

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 28, 2018

Dave Amato has been active in the real estate industry for 45+ years and an active Real Estate Broker since 2003. During his 23-year career as a builder/developer his projects added over 200 units of housing to Portland metro market. He has served on the board of directors for the Portland Metropolitan Home builders and currently serves on the Board of the Oregon Association of Realtors. We recently sat down with him to learn more about his course.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team, Stories & News, Real Estate, Portland, Portland Community College, Property Management License, Oregon

Pharm Techs Enjoy Hot Job Prospects, Upward Mobility and Stability

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 22, 2018

Pharmacy technician job prospects continue to represent a success story in the American economy in 2018. Data from 2017 demonstrates there were nearly 80,000 job postings nationwide – with over 1,700 opportunities listed in the Portland-metro region. At PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals, students in the pharmacy technician program enjoy flexible schedules and can become qualified in just six months. 

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Topics: Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

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