Supper Club: Working in the Trades

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna got the chance to talk with Gary North, vice president of R&H Construction, Laura Handy, executive director of Heart of Oregon Corps and Rosa Madrid, an intern with the COCC Automotive Program about the shortage of trade workers, the renewed interest in young people getting into the trades and how making a living in the trades is quite viable

Thanks to Rosa, Laura and Gary for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Bend Your Ear: Coffee with the Candidates

In this edition of Bend Your Ear at Strictly Organic Coffee, at 6 SW Bond St. in Bend, Donna chats with Central Oregon Community College District Director candidates Kyle Frick and Erica Skatvold. Both are running for the Zone 4 position in the special election May 16th. Kyle is VP of Marketing and Community Relations at Mid Oregon Credit Union and is a graduate of Mountain View High School. Erica works at St. Charles Health System, Clinical Informatics and is a graduate of Bend High. Watch to learn more about these two candidates.

Also running for Central Oregon Community College District Director, Zone 3 is former Deschutes County Commissioner Alan Unger, who was unable to join us for coffee. More on Alan and the other candidates in your Voters’ Pamphlet.   

COCC Celebrates National Poetry Month

Central Oregon Community College is hosting a series of events in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs went to the poetry slam hosted by Bend’s own MOsley WOttaThe last in the series of National Poetry Month events at COCC will be a workshop and reading hosted by Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Woody, on April 28th.

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