Chemeketa Community College was named the Outstanding Partner of the Year by the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) during the organization’s annual awards and events ceremony on Oct. 3.
In a release from MEDP, Chemeketa’s naming to the award was done because of the college’s long-standing work with MEDP, the McMinnville community, and manufacturers in the area.
Also, Chemeketa and MEDP are working to launch the Chemeketa WORKS internship program at the college’s Yamhill Valley Campus. The program will offer Yamhill Valley students the opportunity to intern with McMinnville-area business throughout the entire year.
MEDP also includes the City of McMinnville, McMinnville Water & Light, McMinnville Industrial Promotions, the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce, and area businesses.