Pam Hester is the Program Dean for Workforce Development at Portland Community College (PCC). Her teams at the Workforce Opportunity Centers help community members get started in new career paths through trainings and workshops, one-on-one coaching, and holistic support. They have also been collaborating on the Here for Portland initiative to support local businesses with workforce needs, while giving students on-the-job training. Pam will be talking about the role of the Workforce Opportunity Centers and the various programs that PCC offers that help prepare youth and adults to succeed at PCC and in career track employment. Prior to her role with PCC, Pam served as the Community Programs Manager at Worksystems, the local workforce board, and was the Deputy Director at SE Works.
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