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Springdale Job Corps hosts winter graduation

Students graduating from Springdale Job Corps this week will be treated to remarks by guest speaker Rep. Greg Matthews, D-Gresham.

Matthews will speak at the Springdale Job Corps winter graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Theater.

Twenty graduates are expected to walk at this month’s ceremony, joined by their families, current students, staff, instructors and guests.

Springdale holds graduation ceremonies twice a year to honor and recognize former students who earned their high school diploma or GED, completed their trade training and who have gone on to either college or employment.

For more information about the winter graduation ceremony, contact Anna Snyder at 503-593-5300, ext. 244 or snyder.anna@jobcorps.org.

For information about enrolling in Job Corps, call Grace Smith at 503-326-6806.

Line up a summer job with help from MHCC

Looking for a job this summer?

The Mt. Hood Community College Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC) is hosting the eighth annual Summer Jobs Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Student Union at 26000 S.E. Stark St. in Gresham.

The CPCC also is teaming up with the college’s Project YESS program to offer a Natural Resources Career Exploration Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the same day, upstairs from the Student Union, in the Jazz Café.

Project YESS (Youth Employability Support Services) helps prepare students for the GED examination, establish career goals, transition to college and receive assistance in finding a job.

The Summer Jobs Fair offers students and community members the opportunity to meet with employers who are hiring for summer and seasonal positions, as well as ongoing employment.

Employers that have attended in the past include City of Gresham Parks, Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center, METRO, Princess Tours and KOIN 6 Television. The Oregon Department of Forestry and YMCA Camp Collins have signed on for this year. 

The Natural Resources Career Exploration Fair last year included the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, METRO, Mt. Hood Community College’s Natural Resources program and others.

For more information on the Summer Jobs Career Fair or the Natural Resources Career Exploration Fair, visit www.mhcc.edu/careercenter or contact Bhaktirose Dawdy, career and academic group advising coordinator, at 503-491-7526 or bhaktirose.dawdy@mhcc.edu.

Edgefield event benefits CAPS

Have a beer and burger Monday.

From 5 p.m. to midnight Jan. 27, half of the night’s sales at the Edgefield Power Station Pub will benefit CAPS School of the Corbett School District.

CAPS, Corbett Arts Program with Spanish at Springdale, is a program option open to all families with children attending Corbett School in grades K-8.

The event is a McMenamins friends and family night, with proceeds supporting arts-enriching, extracurricular events for CAPS students.

These events might include bringing a theater group or an artist to the school, a large-scale school art project or field trips to museums, concerts or theater productions.

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