News & Events

Manufacturing Day turns into a virtual event in Columbia County

December 15th, 2020

A St. Helens High School instructor is instrumental in helping re-design the annual event.

Cultivating and investing in your greatest assets: people

December 14th, 2020

The current COVID-19 experiences have energized many conversations about our futures in the post-COVID world, and that includes the future of manufacturing. Even before COVID, many conversations…

SHHS students produce, share manufacturing videos

December 10th, 2020

In a year of unprecedented change, Portland Community College (PCC), Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) and the Northwest STEM Hub have remained committed to…

OMIC R&D begins sponsored research project in robotics for SMW-AUTOBLOK

November 17th, 2020

The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D), a manufacturing research campus hosted by Oregon Tech, has received a $154,000 sponsored project from SMW-AUTOBLOK…

A creative partnership between education and industry trains the future of manufacturing professionals in Oregon

November 2nd, 2020

What happens when education meets innovation? That’s what the public-private partnership of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center - Research & Development (OMIC R&D) seeks to find out through…

How PCC embraces the fourth industrial revolution of manufacturing

October 30th, 2020

Locally, Oregon’s manufacturing industry reports a need for shorter, quicker training programs to keep up with such change and to engage more young people in these careers.

The Factory of Tomorrow, today

October 28th, 2020

Manufacturers can try out digital tools using virtual reality at OMIC in Scappoose

OMIC Training Center Virtual Tour

October 5th, 2020

The Portland Community College OMIC Training Center will house training facilities for registered apprenticeship programs in Machinist, CNC Lathe Operator, CNC Mill Operator, Welder/Fabricator, and…