PCC Training Center

Through applied research and advanced technical training, OMIC R&D and Portland Community College are addressing advanced manufacturing challenges through the partnership of industry, higher education and government.

Fostering Applied Research and Development in Columbia County

Spring 2021 is the estimated launch date of Portland Community College’s OMIC Training Center in Columbia County, focused on advanced manufacturing and offering programs based on an apprenticeship model. The center is part of the regional Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) in Scappoose, which seeks to combine applied research and development and workforce training, to serve the region’s advanced manufacturers and create economic mobility for area residents to access living wage careers in the metals manufacturing industry.

Walls up on PCC facility, May 2020

Manufacturing training facility finally breaks ground in Scappoose, January 2020

PCC obtains land in Columbia County, set to begin construction on facility, December 2019