avista program success stories of student entrepreneurs

Avista, A Hands-on Program with Unlimited Futures

What can the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship do for your business dreams? Here are three graduates and their businesses. Kimberly R. Chaplin—Creative Insurance Options After 26 years working at all different levels of the financial and insurance industry with frequent travel, Kimberly decided to stay local and spend more time with her family.  With the help of the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship she planned, developed,...
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Avista Center Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Do you have a “can’t miss” business idea?  Is it time to turn that dream into reality?  Do it right with help from the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by Avista Utilities, the program objective is to provide students with more than just a course in entrepreneurship. Participants learn skills that can be applied to business ideas and concepts throughout their lives and careers whether...
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RCC programs prepare students for high-demand jobs

Many Rogue Community College programs and trainings match the top 20 occupations listed by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, including those with the highest projected increases in jobs for 2022. “Throughout RCC’s history, one of our main missions has been to prepare students for jobs that are in demand,” said RCC President Peter Angstadt. “Our local advisory committees help keep RCC’s...
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Amanda Dickey and Chip Layton, RCC Physical Therapy Assistant students (left) with Susan Wallace, a Lane Community College instructor.

Health care degrees an avenue to high-paying careers

Helping people recover from accident or illness is just one reward the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program offers RCC students Amanda Dickey and Chip Layton. The program is offered in the Rogue Valley through a partnership with Lane Community College (LCC). “Our instructors are knowledgeable and really care to make sure we know what we are doing,” said Dickey, who previously worked in operations management...
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RCC helps industry meet growing need for skilled workers

Manufacturing is resurging in the Rogue Valley, but industry is having a hard time finding skilled workers to fill key jobs. To help meet that need, RCC is gearing up its industrial technology trainings with a focus on high-demand jobs. Steven Foster, chair of RCC’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department, has observed an upsurge in manufacturing in the Rogue Valley from small to medium to larger...
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