Portland Community College

PCC plans to develop student support staff and services to welcome encore students, define clear career pathways in a variety of fields, build bridges with employers and community organizations, and expand workforce development funding to direct encore workers toward the state’s high-need areas. This is a place to exchange ideas and engage in discussions about how to establish PCC as a premier "encore college."

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Discovering What's Next Career Counseling With Career Moves at JVS

Take advantage of Discovering What's Next's one-on-one free consultation service provided by Career Moves at JVS.

Start: 06/16/2011 - 9:30 a.m.
End: 06/16/2011 - 11 a.m.

Discovering What's Next Career Counseling With Career Moves at JVS

Take advantage of Discovering What's Next's one-on-one free consultation service provided by Career Moves at JVS.

Start: 05/19/2011 - 9:30 a.m.
End: 05/19/2011 - 11 a.m.

Portland: Find Work at 50+ Workshop

"Find Work at 50+ Workshop." Join AARP, Life by Design NW and PCC to learn how to spiff up your resume, identify and incorporate key words in materials that job recruiters search for in finding the best applicant, and boost


Portland: Competitive Interviewing Class

"Competitive Interviewing Class at PCC." Instructor Jennifer Bloom helps you set yourself apart from the pack with a resume that stands out and a polished presentation during interviews. Bring your resume. $35.


Tuition waivers for Encore Careers retraining

The Community College of Allegheny County and two other colleges in the Pittsburgh area have announced they will offer tuition waivers for displaced workers. The tuition waivers apply to five high demand areas, three of them in healthcare fields: emergency medical technicians,certified nurse-aide training, and phlebotomy.


Something Bigger -- Our Purpose In Life

In a perfect world, we would fully understand what Deepak Chopra calls the Law of Dharma. According to Chopra (1994), the Sanskrit term dharma roughly translates “the purpose of life.” The components of this law tell us that we are spirits having human experiences, and that each of us has a unique talent, a means of doing something in a special way better than anyone else on the planet. Finally, after recognizing our spirit and our unique gift, we find ultimate fulfillment in assisting others through loving service.

TA DA! The Much Awaited Discussion Board

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to the Encore Portland Community College Discussion Board. I am Samuel Turner, your host moderator and I look forward to your input, comments and sharing.

I can run a Discussion Board but the quality of this board will be up to you. I hope you will enjoy it, will participate and together we will have a rich experience.

Preparing boomers for encore careers

A new report profiles 10 community colleges that are attracting experienced workers, engaging local employers and helping prepare boomers for meaningful work in the second half of life.


PCC Congratulations

Congratulations to PCC Gerontology Department and Certificate Graduates for a wonderful reception yesterday. Thank you for being so inclusive and for inspiring students on their journey to finding work that matters and getting trained for it.

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