The Roundhouse Foundation works with rural Oregon community colleges to help offset financial barriers — outside of tuition and fees — for students enrolled in credit-earning Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
What started in 2020 as a pilot at Central Oregon Community College has grown to include 10 regional community colleges in the 2022-23 school year. Select community college foundations are awarded funding to support students enrolled in credit-earning CTE programs that align with the Roundhouse Foundation’s mission. The program reduces some of the financial barriers that can keep students from accessing credentials and skills for jobs in high-demand sectors.
Funding supports hundreds of students enrolled in credit-earning CTE programs including: automotive and diesel technology; early childhood education; fire science; forest resources technology; manufacturing technology; veterinary technology; dental assistant programs; welding technology; and others.
At this time, participation in this program is by invitation only. Selected community college partners will be contacted directly.