Oregon community colleges receive $5 million to develop workforce pipeline in cybersecurity, manufacturing

Rogue Community College and eight community college partners in Oregon were recently awarded a $5 million consortium grant to develop a workforce pipeline for jobs in cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing.  The Oregon consortium is one of 11 recipients nationwide awarded a share of a $40 million grant package announced Jan. 15 by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Strengthening Community College Training Grant program aims...
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Remembering RCC’s first president, Henry Pete

Henry Pete recognized an incredible opportunity — for himself, but especially for the community — when he accepted the role of Rogue Community College’s first president in 1971. “It is not often in a person’s career that he has the opportunity to participate from the beginning in building an institution that is going to have the impact on an area that this new college will...
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Gratitude: Cultivating happiness in others

By Michelle Gray RCC Counseling With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seems like a perfect time to discuss cultivating happiness. Yes, I realize that Valentine’s Day has become a commercialized explosion of pink, red and purple merchandise and we get bombarded with advertisements for diamonds, chocolates and romantic getaways without even saying the words loud enough for our electronic devices to hear…. But,...
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Portrait of Millie Shawn

Nursing grad finds her path through GED

Rogue Community College (RCC) has been the path to affordable job training and college education for thousands of Southern Oregon residents. As many as 40 percent of them are the first in their families to attend college. The path for these pioneers often starts with earning a high school certification by passing the General Education Development (GED) test. When her three daughters were older, Millie...
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