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February 2018

PCC Swan Island Trades Center

February 27 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
PCC Swan Island Trades Center, 6400 N Cutter Cir
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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Class Career Exploration Day. Open to Madison High School students only. Students will learn about workforce trends and job opportunities in the skilled trades and construction management, and about educational paths such as community college and apprenticeship training. They will tour the apprenticeship training center, and they will engage in some hands-on learning activities. (Past activities have included wiring a simple motor and doing some soldering.) Time: Morning arrival. Plan to be at the training center for roughly two hours.…

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March 2018

Microsoft Career Day

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Office in the Pearl, 1414 NW Northrup St., Suite 900
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Program starts promptly at 9 am. Open to students from PWA's partner high schools and the tri-county consortium. Go behind the scenes at Microsoft and learn how to code! Join us for a day of hands-on activities and interacting with IT professionals. Practice your interview skills, learn to code, explore fun technology and the various roles in the tech industry. Come with questions and curiosity. Open to students grades 10-12. No tech experience necessary. Lunch provided. This event is a…

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PWA Expo Breakfast 2018

March 13 @ 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 @ 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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April 2018

Oregon Humane Society Career Day

April 11 @ 9:20 am - 12:15 pm
Oregon Humane Society, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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Check in at 9:20 am. Doors do not open until 9:20 am. Program starts promptly at 9:30 am. Open to students from PWA’s partner high schools. Are you interested in careers working with or for animals? Visit Oregon Humane Society with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance!  This career day gives students the opportunity to explore jobs and careers associated with the Oregon Humane Society. Students will take a tour of the shelter, see a surgery, and learn what it takes to…

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