Career Days

Career Days

Our career days take students to every corner of Portland, from sleek downtown offices to the industrial Swan Island. Employers show students their workplaces, share their insights and describe how to pursue different careers. Architecture & Construction Howard S. Wright

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

What’s the Youth Apprenticeship Training Program? It’s a state-approved program that allows select Oregon students under 18 to work in facilities alongside skilled craftsmen, including millwrights and electricians. Students gain work experience, learn skills and can earn more than $12

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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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  1. Career Day with Ziba Design – Oct. 17

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

    October 18 | 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Career Day for Portland’s Future Educators

    October 19 | 8:15 am - 11:00 am
  4. Career Day at Gunderson: North Clackamas

    October 19 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Career Day with FINE: North Clackamas

    October 23 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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