Portland Community College - Pre-Trade Orientation Sessions

First Tuesday of every month
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Swan Island Trades Center (STC)
6400 N Cutter Circle, Room 120
Portland, OR 97217.

PCC provides pre-trade opportunities to students who seek careers in the trades or an apprenticeship. These classes are designed to help students build the necessary skills to meet the minimum entry qualifications to enter a trade or apprenticeship program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

The Orientation includes information on:

  • Overview of Apprenticeship
  • Placement testing
  • Counseling
  • Registration assistance

RSVP with your name and phone number for the Pre-Trade Orientation to trades@pcc.edu [opens in new window] to reserve your space. Check in with Shawna Brown in STC 100 before the orientation.









Masonry Trades






Operating Engineer






Sheet Metal Worker



Construction Laborer