CCC Working to Connect Job Seekers with the Electrical Industry

Oregon is facing an employment crisis in skilled labor and trades. There’s no shortage of opportunity; but there is a shortage of skilled workers and journeymen looking for work.

To help bridge the gap, Clackamas Community College has joined forces with area manufacturers such as Benchmade, Enoch Precision Machining and Blount International to form the Northwest Willamette Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), which is offering a new electrician apprentice program.

This program will train apprentices how to repair, replace and maintain electrical systems. Beginning this fall, Clackamas Community College will offer courses for apprentices where they will learn basic electricity and manufacturing.

Apprentices in this type of program are typically employed by industrial and manufacturing plants, commercial businesses or government agencies. 

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