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Career Days

Career Days

“It’s just a valuable experience to get out in the world and explore. Part of learning is to actually go out and get engaged and try to learn something through all your senses.”  — Antonio Crosier, Franklin High School graduate

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

“It has opened up a lot of opportunities for me. … And you get to learn about the whole manufacturing process.” — Dominic Ferroggiaro, Benson High School What’s the Youth Apprenticeship Training Program? It’s a state-approved program that allows select

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Mentor/Internships

Mentor/Internships

PWA collaborates with many community partners to offer mentorships, internships and other opportunities for students to work with employers and earn valuable career experience. ACE Mentor Program ACE is an after-school opportunity that helps high school students find their career

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Host a Career Day

Get Involved: Host a Career Day!

Many Portland-area employers want to help young people learn about careers in their industry, yet they are pressed for time or daunted by the idea of hosting teenagers. That’s where PWA comes in. PWA can help you organize a career

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Upcoming Events

  1. Career Day at ZGF Architects

    September 27 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. ACE Student & Family Info Session

    October 3 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Career Day at Portland Fire and Rescue Training

    October 5 | 8:45 am - 11:30 am
  4. Career Day with Ziba Design – Oct. 17

    October 17 | 9:15 am - 11:15 am
  5. Fall Career Day at Kaiser Permanente

    October 18 | 8:45 am - 12:00 pm