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What to Consider When Going to Back College Post-Pandemic

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 05, 2022

Anyone actively involved in higher education in the past two years has had a wild ride. From instructors to students to administrators, no one had an easy time making choices, adapting courses, or learning in a new setting. Many prospective students continue to wonder how COVID-19 changed the college experience in 2020 and 2021 and beyond. They are looking to the future and asking, “When the pandemic ends, will school change forever?” 

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Topics: Covid-19, Customized Training, Remote Career Training

Pros & Cons of Online College Education

Posted by CLIMB Center on November 04, 2021

The past few years have shown us that more education is possible online than anyone ever thought possible. With rapidly expanding tools, professors who are growing in online teaching proficiency, and substantial savings in costs, online education has become an advantageous and valuable option.  

Portland Community College has also seen value in the idea of a local online experience, offering a variety of hybrid courses that are primarily online but with practical or hands-on components here in Portland, Oregon. Whether you're considering online college vs. traditional college or trying to choose between online colleges themselves, you'll be impressed with the options available now. You should also weigh the online college pros and cons to make an informed choice and be ready for the benefits and drawbacks of this kind of program.  

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training

5 Signs You're Ready for a Career Change

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 01, 2021

The turbulence of the pandemic has caused a shift in the way we think about work. After the pandemic ends, 26% of employees are planning on switching jobs, 80% of those are doing so out of career advancement concerns, and 38% of workers feel stuck in their careers during the pandemic. That shouldn’t be too surprising since a year prior a worker survey found 58% of those switching jobs were willing to take a pay cut to do so. People want to make changes that aren't just moving within the same field; instead, they require switching industries, responsibilities, and working knowledge altogether.  

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Topics: Professional Development, Remote Career Training

How to Make a Career Change Later in Life

Posted by CLIMB Center on October 01, 2021
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Topics: Remote Career Training

How You Could Benefit From Getting a Project Manager License

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Project Management, Remote Career Training

How You Can Get Ahead With Web Design and Development Courses


The internet is key to so many companies and industries, and every single website has to be created and maintained by someone with knowledge in web design. Learning web design, unlike some other computer-related fields, is incredibly straightforwardAfter a short course, you can launch a variety of careers in web design. After establishing expertiseweb designers can continue learning new programming languages and new elements or software, building your skills to be more versatile and keep up with the times. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training, Web Design

Continuing Your Career With A Property Manager License


The Portland housing and rental market is red hot, and rental properties can offer job opportunities. However, if you’re looking to manage rental property in Oregon, you must first obtain a property manager license. While this may seem like an inconvenient step to take, it’s one that will help Oregon residents stay in compliance with the law while entering a field that’s reliable and high-demand. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Property Management License, Remote Career Training

Remote Training for an Electrical Technician

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 12, 2021

So much of our modern world runs on electricity. Electrical technicians are needed every time a new system needs to be installed, repaired, or maintained. Education for this career has evolved to the point where much of the training is done online. Electrical technician remote training covers the skills needed for the job, including important safety components, to quickly get you into the workforce. Portland needs electrical technicians as one of its high-demand bedrock trades, so training quickly and flexibly benefits you and your community.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training, Electrical Technician

Making a Career as a Professional Bookkeeper

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 09, 2021

Professional bookkeeping is an excellent field for those who have a strong attention to detail and are willing to learn modern accounting software. Forty-one percent or more of professional bookkeepers work with a high school diploma or equivalent, not with advanced degrees or other certifications. This career is in easy access with strong earning potential, so receiving a professional bookkeeping certification is a fantastic way to stand out in a crowded field. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training, Bookkeeper

Alternate Methods Toward Career Paths with Non-Credit Programming

Posted by CLIMB Center on March 05, 2021

The push for Bachelor's degrees has increased the popularity of four-year programs and provided many people with career opportunities. However, four-year degrees require a full-time commitment and cost tens of thousands of dollars, posing a huge barrier to many students.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Remote Career Training, non-credit programming

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