Marano Fellows Class of 2012

Name: Marc Goldberg

Dean of Workforce and Adult Education


Mt. Hood Community College

Location: Gresham/Portland, Oregon
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, High Tech
Type of Organization: Community College

Organizational Background & Mission: Serving more than 32,000 students each year, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) provides students the education needed for the career of their choice. MHCC offers more than 70 associate degrees, certificate programs and transfer options in a wide variety of disciplines. Students can also earn a bachelor's degree through partnerships between area universities and MHCC. Classes are offered at several locations – the Bruning Center for Allied Health Education in Gresham, the Gresham Campus and the Maywood Park Campus.

Interest in Sector Work: I’m interested in sector work for the following reasons:

  • To provide low income job seekers career pathways opportunities within key industry sectors in the Portland metropolitan region such as advanced manufacturing and healthcare.
  • To meet employers’ workforce needs by delivering innovative training, providing skilled workers and offering additional resources such as on-the-job training and internships.
  • To accelerate the opportunity for students improving their basic skills to continue their education and enter high growth and high demand industries through career pathways programs.
  • To align with the Oregon statewide 10-year strategic workforce plan that focuses on industry sector strategies.