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  • Dreaming of STEAM education
    Dreaming of STEAM education
    Dreaming of STEAM education OLC fundraiser supports Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub will be able to share even more educational opportunities around schools in Douglas County thanks to a recent $6,500 donation for its Resource Lending Library. The 2019 Oregon Logging Conference, held in...
  • Donations rev up program
    Donations rev up program
    Donations rev up program UCC truck driving program receives boost from industry With a substantial need for qualified employees in Southwestern Oregon’s truck driving industry, Umpqua Community College can now offer even more resources to students interested in the field thanks to a big-rig-sized donation. Make that two...
  • Virtually up close and personal
    Virtually up close and personal
    Virtually up close and personal Douglas County students and beyond take online tours of local industries Lions and parrots and ant-eaters, oh my. Hundreds of students learned how much food it takes to run an animal park, how long bears hibernate and how much dedication it takes to...
  • Celebrating CTE
    Celebrating CTE
    Celebrating CTE Students honored for choosing CTE pathways at UCC About 20 Douglas County students were lauded recently for choosing to enter career and technical education programs that will not only give them opportunities for high-wage, high-demand jobs but may also benefit their community and local economy.   The...
  • 'WOW' students with virtual tours
    ‘WOW’ students with virtual tours
    ‘WOW’ students with virtual tours Teachers invited to participate in World of Work Week online Douglas County educators will have the chance to take their students on “virtual field trips” to learn about career and education pathways during a World of Work Week initiative March 11-14. Douglas County...
  • A world of possibilities
    A world of possibilities
    A world of possibilities Students throng to UCC to explore programs, job paths Douglas County students explored the worlds of engineering, cybersecurity, forestry, apprenticeships, automotive, business, welding and more at the 12th annual Explore UCC event at Umpqua Community College this month. The annual event draws hundreds of...
  • CTE synergy
    CTE synergy
    CTE synergy More Career and Technical Education opportunities coming to South County South County school districts are moving closer to becoming a hub for collaborative Career and Technical Education opportunities intended to connect students with high-wage, high-demand jobs after graduation. Partners and supporters of the South County CTE...
  • Intent on local careers
    Intent on local careers
    Intent on local careers UCC to host its first-ever CTE Signing Day The increasing value placed on Career and Technical Education programs will take center stage this month as Umpqua Community College joins schools around the country to mark CTE Signing Day. UCC’s first-ever National Career and Technical...