RCC’s Markforged Metal X 3D printer is a first for Oregon community colleges

By Steve Foster, Instructor and Department ChairRCC Manufacturing, Engineering Technology & Mechatronics In January 2021, Rogue Community College became the only community college in Oregon to have a Markforged Metal X in-house for faculty and student use. How did this come to be? Well, it began like so…. 3D printing, also referred to in the manufacturing industry as additive manufacturing, is currently being used in...
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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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Jason Meyer

Racing Toward Success | RCC helps motorsports entrepreneur design a new future

Jason Meyer has been racing dirt bikes since he was 14 years old. A self-proclaimed “dirt bike nut,” he built an award-winning custom Honda CR500 in 2010, which was featured in two magazines and over a dozen industry websites around the world. And that was just the start. “Building my own bike fulfilled a dream of mine,” Jason said. He remembers being the oldest and...
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Jennifer Stover

Choose Your Future | RCC graduate overcomes a difficult history to achieve unthinkable dreams

Trucks aren’t just for boys. Jennifer Stoker can testify. As a graduate of RCC’s Manufacturing/Engineering Technology program, this no-nonsense mom of four spends her workdays at Hassell Fabrication in Ashland making truck beds for some of the largest semis on the road. And she loves every minute of it. “I chose manufacturing because I wanted to do some hands-on work and employ my creative side...
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