Building Future Craftsmen at the PCC Welding Program

If you’ve thought about going into the trades, becoming a welder is a lucrative career. A welder generally cuts or fuses together metal through the use of various machines that create intense heat – often handheld. They may also smooth and polish the metal surfaces once they’ve been welded

How Get A Career In The Trades

While more and more of the workforce is becoming prepared to work in a white collar office job, there is an ever-increasing need for the blue collar worker in the trades. White collar work has been pushed hard in schools over the last 20 years! Because of that, along with a building boom and retiring … Continue reading "How Get A Career In The

Construction Jobs in High Demand

There’s not a better time to get into construction! The industry is expected to keep growing by 13% during the next 7 years, and we already have a significant shortage of craftsmen. If you’ve been thinking about getting into the industry, you may be wondering which positions are in

The Future of Oregon’s Workforce

Experts predict that the future workforce is going to be a completely different landscape. And while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that unemployment will continue fall in the next year, they also forecast over 20 million new jobs created by the year 2020. It seems that there will simply be more jobs available than … Continue reading "The Future of Oregon’s

Best Jobs for Veterans Right Now

Most of us know someone whose been in the military, and have noticed some of the common traits from their training that makes them responsible friends and families. These same attributes make them great employees too, including trust, dependability, and efficiency. The construction industry, in particular, is a great one for veterans to transition into … Continue reading "Best Jobs for Veterans Right

Job Growth in Oregon Is the Best in the USA!

If the abundance of stunning greenery, mild temperatures and prosperous foodie culture isn’t enough of a reason to love Oregon, it’s job growth is certain to draw in crowds. Oregon’s trend of economic prosperity is steadily increasing thanks to the number of new residents and their need for

Is your military experience a fit for the job you want?

Military veterans report that they have a difficult time figuring out if they’re qualified for the job, and then translating their skills into civilian skills. Here’s a process that will help you to determine if your specific skills will match the job you’re applying