Our Local Programs

This program targets pre-retirement, retired and transitioning adults over 50 interested in exploring their Encore Career or solo-entrepreneurship (“solopreneurship”) possibilities. Participants will identify and refine market opportunities informed by their lifelong learning and experience, and articulate their unique value in the marketplace. Tailored instruction and ongoing business advising will provide the entrepreneurial skills and support needed to successfully plan and sustain new business startups.

Contact the location closest to you to learn about the current program schedule.

Chemeketa Community College

Director: Celia Nunez (celia.nunez@chemeketa.edu)

Linn-Benton Community College

Director: Charlie Mitchell (mitchec@linnbenton.edu)

Portland Community College

Director: Tammy Marquez-Oldham (tammy.marquez@pcc.edu)

Tillamook Bay Community College

Director: Arlene Soto (arlenesoto@tillamookbaycc.edu)

Umpqua Community College

Director: Debi Caterson (debbie.caterson@umpqua.edu)