Rep. Bill Kennemer Secures Funding for Clackamas Community College

SALEM – Rep. Bill Kennemer (R-Oregon City) today announced the Legislature has approved lottery-backed bonding authority to benefit Clackamas Community College. The financing was approved as part of the Legislature’s capital construction bill for the 2012 session.

“Clackamas Community College has been approved to receive $800,000 to upgrade and purchase equipment and improve facilities to support industrial technology and science programs,” Rep. Kennemer said. “The funding is intended to support Career Technical Education as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs at the college.”

The funding is in addition to $8 million the college received during the 2011 session, which includes the development of facilities to add WorkSource Clackamas Services for the unemployed, as well as the expansion of classroom capabilities for science and required courses for the college’s Nursing and Allied Health Program.

“This has been a successful biennium for our local community college,” said Rep. Kennemer, who serves as Co-Chair of the House Business and Labor Committee. “The funding will enhance our workforce development programs and give people in our community the opportunities they need to get back to work. This is another critical investment in our future.”