- Equipment Certification
- Technical Training
- Craft Skills
- Leadership Development
- Custom Training
- Youth Programs
- About Us
In 2005 Dan Graham transitioned from his 10-year role as the Workforce Manager with the Oregon-Columbia Associated General Contractors to the assumption of his duties as President of Northwest College of Construction, the industry-lead College that he and his team of managers launched with significant support from the industry (see NWCC Sponsors).
Prior to AGC, Dan worked in the public sector as a Training Coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College and an employment specialist with various state agencies including the Oregon Employment Division/Worksource Oregon, and the Private Industry Council (now Worksystems Inc.) Previous to his public sector work, Dan worked for three years in marine construction. Dan holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees.
In 2009 Dan was recognized as one of the top Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Newsmakers of the Year. In 2010 Dan received the Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education Foundation.
Tiffany worked for five years with the Associated General Contractors in the Apprenticeship Department where she oversaw most of the interaction with contractors, apprentices and apprenticeship committees. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oregon State University. She currently interacts with Oregon and Washington State apprentices, other agencies, and serves as liason with the apprenticeship (JATC, TATC) committees. Tiffany manages the apprenticeship and student services staff.
Tim holds an AAS Degree in Building Construction Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. Tim has worked as a carpenter for local contractors and operated his own contracting business. In the early 2000′s, he retired his business and joined a local Portland area high school to teach the construction program, while simultaneously working on receiving his Oregon Teaching credentials. Tim is responsible for management of the college’s educational offerings and curriculum development. Tim is a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Master Trainer. In 2010 Governor Kulongski asked Tim to serve a 1-year term on the Career & Technical Education Collaboration Task force for the State of Oregon.
Sarah has worked in the field of accounting for fifteen years. She specializes in the area of not-for-profit accounting. She worked for a Washington-based private school for 11 years. Prior to becoming an accountant, she worked overseas in Romania, Czech Republic and Denmark, helping in orphanages and churches doing community outreach. Sarah currently oversees all financial aspects of Northwest College of Construction, Construction Industry Training Trust, and College Properties, LLC.
Laurie oversees the daily operations of the college. She is the HR Director and she manages the professional, technical and safety instructors. Laurie also maintains the website and database, writes the class schedules and oversees the curriculum inventory. Laurie is a National Center for Education and Research (NCCER) Master Trainer and Assessment Administrator. She manages the Assessment and Certification Program at NWCOC. Previously, Laurie worked for seven years in Administration at a private K-8 school.
Our leadership programs give you the tools to communicate effectively, manage sub-vendors and crews, run projects, and control budgets.
Apprenticeship & Craft Development
Our craft programs teach you everything you need to know to master core trade skills and learn how to handle craft tools and equipment safely.
Safety programs save businesses lives and money! Keep your business in compliance and show your employees you care about their well being.
Assessments help employers find out if a person has the right skills needed for the job. We offer a comprehensive series of assessments for your reference.
"Diamond Concrete would like to take a moment to tell you that we have had great success with the NWCC Program.
Our very first experience was almost two years ago when we hired our very first laborer from the NWCC. We originally hired him to fill a cities WFT requirement. As that job ended our supervisor and crew liked the college student so much that they really wanted him to stay on the crew.
We hired another student from the NWCC. He worked out very well at the time and was brought on for full time employment. Since our enrollment with the college, we have been pleased with the way the NWCC runs their operations.
Our employees feel rewarded by teaching the students skills they know. We are excited to see what projects we will be able to put students on in the upcoming year."
— Marnie Omalley , Diamond Concrete Inc