TechHire Grant Provides Internship Opportunities

Clackamas Community College (CCC) and Enoch Precision Machining have continued to grow their partnership over the summer by placing students in internship roles at Enoch. For some students, this is a requirement for their course work, for others it’s an opportunity to get in the door of a manufacturing company. The internships were made possible by a TechHire grant, which is awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, and utilized to provide training and employment opportunities in high-skilled, high-growth jobs.

Because of our involvement and utilization of the TechHire grant, Enoch Precision Machining was chosen to host a tour and discussion in July with representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor. Honored by the opportunity, we were able to share our story and show how the TechHire grant makes it possible to give students real world, hands-on, machining experience.

Our growing partnership with CCC, along with the funding from the TechHire grants, is allowing Enoch to offer a “total manufacturing experience” to students looking to enter the world of manufacturing. As fall term arrives, we expect several more interns to come aboard as the word spreads of the internship opportunities.

Thank you to Clackamas Community College and our guests from the U.S. Department of Labor for the chance to discuss and participate in the TechHire grant!

(left to right): Ayreen Cadwallader (Workforce Analyst, DOL, National Office), Carrie Kraten (Director, CCC, TechHire Clackamas), Tarah Holt (Federal Project Officer, DOL, Region 6), and Tom Brown (Program Outreach Coordinator, CCC, TechHire Clackamas)