July 11 GEAC Panel - Workforce skill learning outside of college

June 25, 2018 1:35 PM | Connie Shipley (Administrator)

East Portland Chamber of Commerce July Government and Economic Committee Meeting – Workforce skill learning outside of College-Business Schools – Alternative Work Force Training available in the Portland Metro area for businesses to get trained workers. 

Location: Adventist Medical Center – 10123 SE Market St, Portland OR 97216 July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am The East Portland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion on workforce skill learning outside of college. Businesses need workers beyond those who graduate from college. 

The Panelists will include Steve Malany, President of P&C Construction, Jarrod Hogue, Executive Dean, Workforce, CTE & Partnerships at Mt. Hood Community College, Bob Strader, President of NW College of Construction, and Timothy Finnegan, director of Workforce Development at SE Works-Worksource Portland Metro SE.

Steve Malany first become interested in construction management while completing his architecture studies at the University of Idaho. From there, he went on to earn a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University in 1990, and soon joined P&C construction. He was quickly impressed with just how accessible members of the previous ownership group were, along with the firm’s overall team approach.

Since becoming part owner in 2005, Steve has done his share to maintain and enhance P&C’s inclusive nature in how we work together to manage and complete large-scale construction projects throughout the state.

In 2014 Steve was the President of the local chapter of the Associate General Contractors. He remains involved in the chapter’s workforce programs and will discuss their activities at the meeting.

Jarrod Hogue, Executive Dean, Workforce, CTE & Partnerships at Mt. Hood Community College, serves as Chief Academic Officer (CAO) for career technical, workforce, small business and high school education programs and services. Specialties include: learning and organizational development, strategic partnerships and initiatives, cross organizational collaboration, enterprise software applications and program development.

Bob Strader was raised in Danville, Illinois and graduated from Kettering University in 1975, moving to Oregon in 1979. He has been active in Rotary and Junior Achievement for over 30 years, leading both organizations as its President and Board Chair respectively. Bob was invited to join the Royal Rosarians in 1998 and served as their Prime Minister during the Rose Festival’s Centennial year of 2007. Mr. Strader is the President of the NW College of Construction and is a Managing Director with PragmaGroup, LLC where he provides strategic guidance to business owners.

Tim Finnegan is the Director of Workforce Development for SE Works. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master of Business Administration. Tim has over 15 years of experience managing career and technical education programs, and workforce development programs. Tim is a strategic thinker and planner who believes in leading by example, empowering others, and providing quality service to both customers and employees alike. He believes that education and training are critical components to obtain living wage jobs and moving out of poverty. Strengths include training others and developing processes that not improve outcomes, and increase efficiency and satisfaction in the workplace. Tim is a science and nature enthusiast, enjoys the outdoors, and is a photographer on the side


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