Showing posts from August, 2013

Economic Development Adminstration Awards ATTC Project $1.5 Million

LBCC was awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help fund an alternative fuels training center in Lebanon, Oregon to train automotive, trucking and heavy equipment technicians.

LBCC’s project was one of four projects chosen for funding by the EDA, part of a $7.2 million investment to support business development and job training in distressed communities in Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah.

The college’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center will be the only major broad-spectrum training facility for alternative fuel vehicles between Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California, and will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

“The support of our partners, both in the public and private sectors, has been extraordinary,” said LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann. "This center has the potential of positioning our area as a center for the coming wave of alternative fuel ve…

Pacific Propane Gas Association Donates $170k to ATTC

Propane industry joins forces with LBCC to provide program education.
The Pacific Propane Gas Association donated $170,000 to Linn-Benton Community College’s new Advanced Transportation Technology Center for purchase of equipment to train student and incumbent workers to service propane-operated vehicles.
LBCC’s new alternative fuels training center in Lebanon, Oregon will work with industry to meet the needs of local and regional businesses.
“I am really excited about our partnership with Pacific Propane Gas Association,” said LBCC automotive instructor Bryan Schiedler. “I’ve spoken with many local industry leaders who have asked about various alternate fuels to reduce their cost of fuels.”
PPGA’s donation will give existing automotive and heavy equipment students the opportunity to train on some of the latest, most advanced propane systems on late model vehicles, as well as give the college the ability to use these vehicles for demonstration purposes to show businesses and consumers th…

Willamette Theater Festival Presents Shakespeare Summer Plays

The Willamette Theater Festival presents Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” beginning August 9 at the Russell Tripp Performance Center at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The Tempest, directed by Dan Stone, will play August 9 and 17 at 8 p.m., and August 10 and 18 at 2 p.m. 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, and directed by Leslie Hammond, will play August 10 and 16 at 8 p.m., and August 11 and 17 at 2 p.m. 

The Tempest is a visually stunning production that will take you on a journey through romance, magic and a deserted island.

This final masterpiece of Shakespeare's life places the desire for revenge against the demands of love, and captures the essence of the human condition with its compelling and timeless themes.

Marooned on a distant island with her daughter, Miranda, Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting her magic. An …