SIBA helps to officially open PCC Swan Island Trades Center

On September 17, leaders from Portland Community¬† College, businesses on Swan Island, SIBA and elected officials cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially opened the doors to the new Swan Island Trades Center (SITC).¬† Strategically deciding to bring their Trades & Industry department down to the businesses that need skilled technicians, PCC used 2008 bond funds to purchase the land at 6400 N. Cutter Circle and renovate the building that had originally housed the State Motor Pool.¬† The department’s programs include Facilities Management/HVAC-R, Fiber Optics, Pre-Apprenticeship and Electrical Trades. Embracing the value that SITC would bring to Swan Island, SIBA members... read more

Find out how your waste stream can become your revenue stream

Attention all SIBA members and other businesses on Swan Island: SIBA and the Columbia Corridor Association are pleased to partner in offering the first ResourceFULL Use Workshop on Swan Island. Network and share ideas about how to reduce costs and develop new market opportunities through by-product re-use and waste prevention. Find trading partners for your own by-products. Post your by-product materials online at the Materials Innovation Exchange. This is a free event, but please RSVP here. Thursday, October 16th, 9:30-11:30 am (come for coffee and conversation at 9am) The new PCC Trades Center on Swan Island Room 136 6400 N.... read more