Umpqua Community College will host two Oregon apprenticeship organizations this week.

The Oregon Community College Apprenticeship Consortium will be on campus Tuesday at the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning and Event Center, and all day Wednesday at the Bonnie J. Ford Health, Nursing and Science Center. Both are located on the college’s main campus, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Roseburg.

The Consortium encompasses 13 Oregon community collages with apprenticeship programs. Representatives from the the Higher Education Coordinating Council office, State Department of Education, Bureau of Labor and Industries, and Community Workforce and Development will be present.

The Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council will arrive on Wednesday and meet at the Land Center. The council oversees the state’s apprenticeship committees, approves new programs, and enforces state and federal apprenticeship laws.

“Community colleges provide related training to 91 percent of all apprentices in the State,” Tracy J. Placido, the apprenticeship coordinator at UCC, said in a press release. “At our last tally of apprentices, we have 7,500 apprentices enrolled as students at community colleges.”

UCC maintains an average of 140 apprenticeship training programs in various fields. Additionally, the college contracts and performs duties for three industrial committees.

For more information, contact Tracy J. Placido, Apprenticeship Coordinator, at (541) 440-4675, or

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Erica Welch is the special sections editor for The News-Review, mother of two and a native of Roseburg. She is an alumni of RHS, UCC and Western Oregon University. Contact her at or 541-957-4218.

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