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Gresham High holds trade careers night, CAL unveils new healthcare learning space, more

OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Gresham High will hold an information night on careers in the trades Tuesday, Feb. 26Gresham plans info night on trade careers

Gresham High School will hold an information night focusing on careers in the trades. It is scheduled for 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 26.

Experts and people working in the trades will discuss family-wage jobs that do not require a four-year college degree. Participants also can speak with representatives from training and apprenticeship programs.

The event will be in the high school cafeteria, 1200 N. Main Ave. To reserve a spot visit: gresham.k12.or.us/Page/4147.

Discuss Corbett charter option, district future

There are four opportunities for people to learn more about the proposal to transform the Corbett School District into a public charter district and the district's future.

An all-charter district would allow out-of-district students to continue to attend Corbett schools.

The next school board meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, will include a discussion on the topic and comments from the public can be made at this meeting.

Then, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, consultant Rob Saxton will present the findings of his five-month independent review of the district. A community group called for Saxton's study on district finances, programming and quality.

Saxton's report will be available Feb. 25, at: sites.google.com/view/ic3s.

Both meetings will be in the multi-purpose building at 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

The community group will hold a meeting on these topics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Corbett Community Church, 34309 N.E. Mershon Road. That session will be repeated at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the church.

About hlf of Corbett's students do not live inside district boundaries and the law that allowed them to attend Corbett schools has expired.

CAL hosts healthcare open house on Feb. 20

The public is invited to come to the grand opening of the new Healthcare Innovation Vision and Education learning space, the HIVE, from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Center for Advanced Learning, 1484 N.W. Civic Drive.

The HIVE was funded by federal and state grants and is equipped with state-of-art Hill-Rom hospital beds, patient mobility equipment, portable ultrasound and other new technology.

CAL's Health Science program students gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation and real-world experience they need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand and high-wage careers in healthcare. CAL, a public charter school, is open to juniors and seniors from Centennial, Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds schools.

For more information contact Jessica Gallagher at 503-667-4978 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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