Earn a College Certificate at No Cost in a Career that Interests You

Aug 12, 2021, 16:39 PM by CCC Staff

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College is holding a series of virtual information sessions for its Clackamas Scholars program.

The Clackamas Scholars program is a tuition-free, federally funded grant. Through the program, eligible young adults ages 16-24 will gain academic and employment skills necessary to be competitive in the current job market. The training they receive will prepare them for meaningful careers in high-wage, high-demand industries or apprenticeships. The program can also help students earn their GEDs or complete high school.

Some of the programs students can pursue through Clackamas Scholars include:

  • Machine tool technology
  • Computer science
  • Health sciences
  • Electrical engineering
  • Welding
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Automotive technology
  • Business technology
  • Renewable energy technology
  • Water/environmental quality

Information session participants will learn about opportunities for training and employment supports through the Clackamas Scholars Grant, including personalized job coaching, career counseling and wraparound supports to help with school supplies, transportation and more.

"If you are between 16 and 24 and want to train for a well-paying career in a year or less, this program may be right for you," Tom Brown, program outreach coordinator, said. "You can earn a college certificate at no cost in a career that interests you."

The virtual sessions are Aug. 18 and 25, and Sept. 8, 15 and 22, from 2 to 3 p.m.

To learn more, visit To register to attend an information session or for questions, contact Tom Brown at or 503-594-3956.

Lori Hall

Media contact

Lori Hall

Public Information Officer