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PCC NEWS: Microelectronics program featured in Oregonian

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The OregonianOn Thursday, Jan. 26, a story ("Slots in PCC training program go begging" by Amy Husan) features the microelectronics technology program at PCC Rock Creek. The college is ramping up efforts to attract students to a high-tech course that all but guarantees a job. The two-year course at the Rock Creek campus offers some work-study scholarships that include tuition, books and benefits. READ IT HEREAlso on Jan. 26, was a personal story about a Chilean woman learning English through PCC ("Cristobal: English experience gets its start in kindergarten" by Sophia Tareen). Winnie Silva’s son Cristobal Escalante had just started kindergarten and he spoke no English. Silva, a former graphic designer, had emigrated from Chile and now wanted to set an example for him.READ IT HEREThe paper also featured PCC’s celebration of the Japanese New Year on the Sylvania Campus ("Making mochi is tradition for sharing" by Andrea Chang). The festival, Mochi Madness, allows attendees to pound rice, enjoy drumming, and the arts.READ IT HEREOn Friday, Jan. 27, PCC’s Pathways program, tailored training for low-skilled, full-time workers, was recognized in a story as a model for other colleges. The piece ("Middle class falters in Oregon" by Brent Hunsberger) showed how the middle class wage growth drags behind the rich.READ IT HEREHillsboro ArgusThe newspaper highlighted PCC’s annual powwow in its Tuesday, Jan. 17 edition ("Winter powwow set for Saturday at college"). The article showcased the fun activities of dancers, free community feed and college fair at the popular event on the Sylvania Campus.Beaverton Valley TimesOn Jan. 5, the Beaverton Valley Times highlighted Financial Aid Day ("PCC hosts Financial Aid Day in four locations Jan. 21"). The second annual event spread out across four locations in the college’s district.The Beaverton Valley Times also profiled a celebration banquet for students in the Framing Student Success Program on Jan. 5 ("PCC construction program celebrates framing students"). The students built a "green" weather station through the BCT program.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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