Laurie has been with the college since 2007. As the Director of Human Resources & Operations, Laurie manages all aspects of human resources, the schedule of classes, maintaining accreditation, and the day-to-day operations of the college.
Laurie is a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP). She is the Sponsor Representative and Assessments Administrator with the college’s accrediting agency, NCCER, and is an NCCER Master Trainer.
Director of Student Services and Apprenticeship
Katrina is the Director of Student Services and Apprenticeship at NW College of Construction. She is responsible to manage the day-to-day apprenticeship administrations of 9 open shop construction programs at NWCOC. She has dedicated herself to lifelong learning and assisting members of the community achieve careers with living wage jobs.
Prior to coming to NWCOC, she had 20 year of experience working in education and apprenticeship at Portland Community College’s Trades & Industry Department. Also at PCC, Katrina was the Chair of the Oregon Community College Apprenticeship Consortium that governs apprenticeship transferability among the 17 Oregon Community Colleges.
Additionally, Katrina is prideful that she developed three statewide apprenticeship AAS degrees, six certificates and 42 certified career pathway roadmaps ensuring that the Oregon apprentices that she encountered could turn their apprenticeships into actual degrees that could transfer on toward BA degrees.
Katrina has also taught safety classes such as 1st Aid/CPR, Forklift certification, Pre-Apprenticeship, Teaching Effectiveness and Trade related career exploration classes. She has a BBA in Business Administration and a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Design from AIU, Georgia. Over her career, she has helped thousands of students and apprentices earn degrees and complete apprenticeship programs in various trades.
Michelle started at the NW College of Construction in 2017. As the Controller, Michelle manages all financial transactions, budgeting and financial preparation for NWCOC, the Construction Industry Training Trust and College Properties, LLC.
She comes to the college with more than 20 years of accounting experience. Michelle worked at the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors for 14 years where she witnessed the formation of NWCOC. Michelle has passed both the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) exams.