The 14th annual NW Youth Careers Expo is coming on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to the Oregon Convention Center. The Expo brings together the region’s leading employers to educate thousands of high school students about the region’s amazing career opportunities. (Click here for a 1-min Expo video.)

Interested in participating? Click here for our printable flyer about joining the 2018 Expo as a sponsor or exhibitor.

Early sponsors and exhibitors include prominent employers in every major sector, including Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, AWS Elemental, Gunderson, Daimler, Oh Planning + Design, Hoffman Construction, Wieden+Kennedy, and the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute. (Click here for our full list of early 2018 sponsors.)

The day is organized by the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance and has strong business community support. Employers can browse the PWA website to register online or learn more about the Expo. You can also see a photo gallery from the last Expo, see a list of exhibitors, view survey feedback from past exhibitors, see our early 2018 sponsors and learn more about the nonprofit PWA.

Employers say they love the Expo because it’s a cost-effective way to connect with their future workforce, reach a diverse audience, showcase their company and support 6,000+ high school students from 75+ high schools. It’s also a fun, energizing day.

The cost to exhibit is about $700 for private-sector employers, and only $300 for nonprofits. (Register by Nov. 30 for an early bird discount.)

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    P&C Construction's hands-on exhibit
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    Mock interviews
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    Port of Portland
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    Gunderson's welding demo
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    Nike's booth
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    Climbing with Portland Parks & Rec
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    Jenga at Andersen
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    Fun with Portland Parks & Recreation
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    Northwest Natural's booth
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    Linemen at the PGE exhibit

 

2018 NW Youth Careers Expo: Is your company on board?