Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Workforce development and basketball in the news

We have two local news snippets to share today: one from Central Oregon, and another from the Portland area.

According to a KTVZ story, Central Oregon Community College (COCC) has received two workforce development grants. A federal grant for $318,440 will provide targeted job training and education, while a state grant for $40,308 is directed at COCC's automotive technology program. COCC is part of an Oregon Consortium -- led by Clackamas Community College -- that was among 32 recipients of the federal grants nationwide. Get more details on the program plans associated with the grants in the full story.

In Portland, two basketball coaches have turned youth leagues, camps, and clinics into a full-time, year-round business. The Oregonian reports that two Hillsboro men started a business three years ago running camps and clinics as a side gig. HoopSource Basketball has now grown into a full-time business, and their new full-time jobs. You'll find more on this and other local small businesses on The Oregonian website.

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