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Flipped+ Workshop

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

Learn how to take the Flipped Classroom student engagement strategy to a new level with the Portland Community College workshop on the Flipped+ Classroom. PCC Instructors Jessica Bernards and Wendy Fresh have seen how to create deeper engagement with students without putting them on the spot and still allowing them the flexibility to take extra time outside of class to push themselves and learn new concepts.

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Topics: Professional Development, Meet the PDT Team, CLIMB Center

Online Career Training for Construction and Trade Workers

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 08, 2020

From plumbing to manufacturing plant operation, and electrician work to HVAC repair, the trades are constantly advancing. These fields offer hands-on, experience-driven work that is in high demand in the Portland Oregon area. With positive job lookouts according to the Department of Labor Statistics, many people are considering these careers for the first time.

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Topics: Professional Development, Remote Career Training

The Future of Information Technology and Why You Should Advance Your Skills Now

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 03, 2020

The numbers vary all the time, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics is consistent on one point: information technology careers will continue growing with double-digit percentage growth year-over-year for the foreseeable future. Much of the expansion that took place during 2020 in the IT world has been helping to equip more businesses to operate from sites other than offices to enforce social distancing or boost capacity for everything from app-driven curbside grocery pick-up to online ordering at restaurants.

The information technology field is fascinating because, slowly but surely, nearly all businesses have technical aspects. To create and maintain their technological infrastructure, they need to employ or contract with programmers, troubleshooting and maintenance technicians, and other professionals who work intensively on computerized systems. Joining the ranks of information technology at this point is not just a good idea: you also may already want to start looking at how you can boost your skills.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Technology

6 Ways to Accelerate Your Event Management and Wedding Planning Business

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on November 30, 2020

This year has been a challenge for many organizations and industries, but event management and wedding planning have had to take steps to pivot in response to COVID-19. With so many restrictions on in-person gatherings, event planning professionals and wedding planners have retooled their schedules, shifted to other work, or gone back to school.

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Topics: Professional Development

Remote Computer Science Courses to Advance Your Skills

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on November 02, 2020

With new languages and applications arising all the time, the world of Computer Science is a dynamic one. This year has been said to represent a multi-year "leap forward" in computer technology, as many companies threw resources into improving online infrastructure for everything from delivery systems to online ordering for restaurants. Companies that were not previously "tech companies" in the Portland Oregon area are now more technology focused, adding developers and programmers to their staff. 

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Topics: Professional Development

4 Project Management Courses to Take This Year

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 28, 2020

Project management is a key element of business regardless of the industry someone works in. With multiple stakeholders, complex client needs, and the demands of high efficiency, companies recognize the benefit of people with a project management skill set. These roles are in charge of creating smooth workflows and that everyone knows when their element of the project needs to be done. This includes the specifications and details that might otherwise get lost in the shuffle. Project managers have varying salaries in the Portland, Oregon area, but they can achieve an average national salary of $66,137 according to Glassdoor. 

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Topics: Professional Development, Project Management

4 Ways You Can Use Your Video Game Design and Development Skills Today

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 26, 2020

Portland, Oregon is a hub for innovation, arts, and design. Even though there aren't a lot of extremely large video game design companies, our community has a variety of thriving smaller operations, where video games are being created and marketed with great success.

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Topics: Professional Development, Remote Career Training

4 Reasons QuickBooks Training Will Diversify Your Skillset

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 23, 2020

When learning modern bookkeeping, one of the first steps is to utilize QuickBooks. It's now one of the leading products for bill management, bill pay, business cash flow, hiring contractors and employees, tracking expenses and income, and sending invoices or receiving payments. You can project your small business profitability in the software, create a variety of reports, and run both payroll and sales taxes.

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Topics: Professional Development, Remote Career Training

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 22, 2020

An investment in professional development can improve your ability as an instructor and lead to new career trajectories. Plus, many institutions are requiring that instructors take CEU classes. But wouldn't you like to do these classes remotely, and at your own speed? Choosing to invest in yourself through continuing education has a positive impact on your whole community as a result and PCC makes it easy. Here are some professional development opportunities for educational professionals - but we encourage you to explore all options.

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Topics: Professional Development

Resolve Workplace Conflicts with Advanced Mediation Skills

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

Portland, Oregon has had its share of challenges, both front-and-center in workplaces as well as environmental concerns from stressful weather to global health crises. Even the most mild-mannered person can grow more irritable in the wake of major challenges and stressors. When stress reaches a breaking point, workplace conflict tends to increase. When this happens, managers and colleagues can feel like they don't have the strategies to help them de-escalate tensions in their workplace.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

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