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SkillsUSA Nationals results

September 3rd, 2013

Thanks to the generous support of 20 Benson alumni and 11 Business & Industry Supporters, Benson’s state-level SkillsUSA champions were able to compete at the national level this summer.  Cathy Skach, Benson SkillsUSA advisor, reports that Benson was represented extremely … Continue reading

Innovative geometry class featured on KGW

March 5th, 2014

Benson’s math and construction departments came together to create a new type of geometry class that is really taking off. KGW recently filed a story on class, which you can watch below. You can learn more about the program by … Continue reading

Benson gets boost from Oregon Legislature

January 9th, 2014

It was recently announced that PPS would receive nearly $350k to improve its career technical education offerings or CTE as its widely known today. Thanks to Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian’s legislation, the State of Oregon has awarded grants totaling $20 … Continue reading

Oregonian Editorial Board calls for PPS to expand CTE offerings in Portland

October 14th, 2013

As part of its Agenda 2013 series, The Oregonian Editorial Board is calling on PPS to increase its focus on career technical education.  According to a recent survey, 94% of Portland residents ranked strengthening career education as a priority.  They … Continue reading


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