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October 2017

ZGF Architects Career Day

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
ZGF Architects, 1223 SW Washington St #200
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Check in at 9 am. Program starts promptly at 9:30 am. Open to high school students from Portland Public Schools and participating tri-county high schools. Learn about careers in architecture, landscape design, interior design and urban design with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Visit ZGF Architects to hear from architects and other industry professionals. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Portland’s leading firms. Design a building in a team with students from other schools. Learn about the education and skills…

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Portland Fire & Rescue Career Day

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Ave
Portland , OR United States
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Check in at 8:30 am. Program starts promptly at 9:00 am. Open to high school students from PWA's partner high schools. Learn about careers in fire fighting, emergency medical services, and public safety with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Come join an action-packed Career Day at Portland Fire & Rescue! Learn what it takes to work at Oregon’s largest fire and emergency services provider. Get a chance to suit up and try Portland Fire & Rescue's physical agility tests. Learn…

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Ziba Design Career Day – Oct. 19

October 19 @ 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Ziba Design, 1044 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Two career days! Check in at 8:45 am. Program starts promptly at 9:00 am. Open to high school students from PWA's partner high schools. Learn about careers in product design, brand strategy, and experience design with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Ziba is a design and innovation consultancy; a team of designers, strategists, thinkers and makers with a passion for solving problems by understanding people. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Portland’s coolest design firms. Learn about the education…

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The Oregonian Career Day

October 20 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
The Oregonian, 1500 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Check in at 8:45 am. Program starts promptly at 9:00 am. Open to high school students from PWA's partner high schools. Learn about careers in journalism, communications, and media with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Visit The Oregonian/OregonLive and meet journalism professionals. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the largest media company in Oregon. Explore how the pros use video and photography to tell stories. Do engaging activities, including a mock press conference. Learn about the skills and education needed for…

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Ziba Design Career Day – Oct. 25

October 25 @ 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Ziba Design, 1044 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Two career days! Check in at 8:45 am. Program starts promptly at 9:00 am. Open to high school students from PWA's partner high schools. Learn about careers in product design, brand strategy, and experience design with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Ziba is a design and innovation consultancy; a team of designers, strategists, thinkers and makers with a passion for solving problems by understanding people. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Portland’s coolest design firms. Learn about the education…

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November 2017

Multnomah County IT + Network Security Career Day

November 1 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Multnomah Building – Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 1st floor
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Check-in starts at 8:30. Program runs from 9 am-noon. Open to high school students from Portland Public Schools and Parkrose school districts. Learn about IT careers at Multnomah County with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance!  Go behind the scenes in local government, where core tech responsibilities include managing sensitive information, fending off hackers and developing handy custom applications for citizens and customers. Talk to Portland professionals in IT and network security about a career path that blends tech savvy with public service. Registration closes Friday,…

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Mercy Corps Career Day

November 17 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Check in at 8:45 am; program starts promptly at 9 am. Open to high school students from Portland Public Schools and our tri-county partner schools. Spend the morning at Mercy Corps with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian aid organization based in Portland, specializes in community-based development projects in more than 40 countries around the world. Join Mercy Corps staff at the Action Center for an active and eye-opening day exploring the strategies of international development.…

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March 2018

PWA Expo Breakfast 2018

March 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Oregon Convention Center – Oregon Ballroom, 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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On the morning of the NW Youth Careers Expo, we celebrate the work of PWA’s community partners and discuss what’s in store for the future around school-workplace connections. Meet students who were inspired by our career-related learning experiences. Connect with business & civic leaders and educators who are  interested in raising our high school graduation rates, building a skilled workforce and connecting young people to great careers. Check out the Expo Breakfast page of our online Expo HQ to register and learn more. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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NW Youth Careers Expo 2018

March 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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An annual event that is the capstone of PWA’s work, the 14th annual NW Youth Careers Expo shows students the amazing diversity of career opportunities in our region and the skills needed to pursue those jobs. More than 6,000 students from Oregon and Southwest Washington attended last year’s Expo. More than 170 Oregon employers will participate, representing sectors including health care, business, communications, manufacturing, construction, energy, education and government. Volunteers organized by the Portland Human Resources Association will conduct mock interviews and career workshops to help…

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