PCC Training Center

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

Fostering Applied Research and Development in Columbia County

Fall 2020 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.