The national coordinated response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has led to many challenges across the American workforce - and the impact to PCC has been no different. Fortunately, our Professional Development and Training team team is able to adapt, holding many of our programs remotely (including Customized programming) during spring term. To make it simpler for prospective students to see which classes are available online, we're creating a two-part blog series listing all remote spring learning opportunities.
Topics: Professional Development
Being a successful tattoo artist requires both knowledge and skill. One of the most important aspects of any tattoo artist's knowledge base is an in-depth understanding of the laws and rules that apply to your trade. In Portland, Oregon, the laws and rules that regulate tattooing come primarily from two bodies: the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners and the Health Licensing Office.
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.
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.”
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 It's all too easy for your information of key topics to become outdated without continual study.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.
Having been with Portland Community College since 1999, Carolyn Waterfall has taught a wide variety of highly experiential and fun courses designed to enhance leadership, management and communication skills.
Mediation has become a popular alternative to standard legal actions such as arbitration or lawsuits, especially in business. This is because litigation has many downsides: expenses, hostility, and the likely ending of relationships. Even if a dispute is against a friend or family member, the adversarial nature of litigation will replace any previous good feelings with hostile ones.
“When life is hard, you have to change”
Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon
In life, change is inevitable, including in the workplace. Today’s workplace is continuously shifting, ushering in a new norm with a variety of changes and disruptions. This can bring about positive change and growth, or lead to negative consequences.
PCC's Continuing Education programming offers professional development workshops in addition to its long term certification programming. This Fall, PCC Professional Development & Training offers 4-8 hour courses in communication, leadership, delegating, resolving conflict, supervision and project management.