Fire Science students practice putting a fire out in the burn building

Roundhouse Foundation Supports Workforce Needs Through CCC

Since catching the eye of Roundhouse Foundation in 2021, Clatsop Community College has received over $100,000 of support from them for Career Technical Education programs. CCC programs such as Maritime Science, Historic Preservation and Restoration, Fire Science and Welding have all benefited from the generosity of Roundhouse.

The Roundhouse Foundation has been impressed with the unique offerings at the college and is funding a supply list that will benefit the learning environment for several programs. Erin Borla, Roundhouse Foundation’s Executive Director stated, “Clatsop Community College and its programs are true representations of the workforce needs along the rural Oregon northern coast. This region is unique to Oregon as it sits at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific.  Mariners need a special set of skills to work on the turbulent waters of this located here – Clatsop’s programs teach real world skills in an incredibly challenging environment.  Students in this program graduate ready to work right in their backyard or anywhere the open waters can take them.”

Maritime Science received funding for immersion suits and a life raft training module. Fire Science which overlaps courses with the maritime program received funds for turnout coats and pants, padgenite panels, nozzles, and a gas monitor calibration station. Welding is funded for a natural gas forge with stand and the Historic Preservation and Restoration Program is funded for Barbo machinery, a roof rack, jointer, planer and some accessories for tools.

Kristen Wilkin, the Dean of Workforce Education and Training knows the impact that this support has had for student training needs, “The Roundhouse Grant has allowed Clatsop CC’s programs to better serve all our students in so many ways.  Like having funding to purchase new fire gear and immersion suits in smaller and larger sizes that we did not have previously, allowing us to maintain high industry standards for training. The Roundhouse Grant means everything to our faculty and students because it gives CCC the ability to explore new options for training.”

Non-Discrimination Declaration

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Desiree Noah, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2450; TDD (503) 338-2468. For Student Access Services, contact Christine Riehl at


Students having questions about or a request for classroom accommodations should contact Christine Riehl at

Community members having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact Desiree Noah, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2450; TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Desiree Noah, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 número de teléfono (503) 338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) (503) 338-2468. Para servicios de acceso para estudiantes, comuníquese con Christine Riehl en

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En cuanto a los miembros de la comunidad, se les pide que se comuniquen con Desiree Noah, localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 número de teléfono (503) 338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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