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February 2017

Swift Career Day

February 22 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Swift, 1250 NW 17th Avenue
Portland , OR 97209 United States
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Check in at 9:15 am. Program starts promptly at 9:30 am and ends at noon. Open to students from our partner Portland high schools. Spend the morning with Swift, one of Portland’s fastest growing creative advertising agencies. Students will tour the office, including the content studio where photos and videos are staged and shot. They will talk with creative professionals such as art directors, writers, strategists, stylists, photographers, designers and account executives about their jobs and career paths. After learning…

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March 2017

Kaiser Permanente Health Career Day

March 1 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Kaiser Permanente – Sunnyside Medical Center, 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd
Portland, OR United States
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Check in at 8:45 AM. Event runs from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Open to students from our partner Portland high schools. Visit Kaiser Permanente’s Simulation Lab with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Get a behind-the-scenes look at learning to work with patients. Tour Kaiser’s high tech simulation lab, used for training real medical professionals, and witness or participate in a real simulation. Meet professionals, hear about their career paths, and learn about the skills and education needed to be successful in health…

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PWA Expo Breakfast 2017

March 14 @ 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…

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NW Youth Careers Expo 2017

March 14 @ 9:00 am
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 13th 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 6,500 students from Oregon and Southwest Washington attended last year’s Expo. More than 150 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 to help students…

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April 2017

Microsoft Career Day

April 5 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time TBA. Open to Portland Public Schools students and students from tri-county districts. Visit Microsoft with the non profit Portland Workforce Alliance and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce! A day full of hands on activities, creative presentations, experiencing great products, engaging with employees, and interacting with experts in STEM. Learn to code, create a sales pitch, and have fun with technology! This event is a partnership between the Portland Workforce Alliance, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, and Microsoft. Registration info TBA.

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DigiGirlz Career Day

April 6 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time TBA. Open to Portland Public Schools students and students from tri-county districts. Visit Microsoft with the non profit Portland Workforce Alliance and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce! A day full of hands on activities, creative presentations, experiencing great products, engaging with employees, and interacting with experts in STEM. Learn to code, create a sales pitch, and have fun with technology! This event is a partnership between the Portland Workforce Alliance, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, and Microsoft. Registration info TBA.

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Instrument Career Day

April 13 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Instrument, 3529 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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Student check-in is at 9:15 am; program starts at 9:30 am. Open to Portland Public Schools Students. Visit Instrument with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! Tour the stunning offices of this hot Portland digital creative agency. Explore a company looking for designers, software developers, business marketers, entrepreneurs and others who can mix creativity with tech savvy. Learn about the skills and education needed to pursue careers creating software, designing websites, running campaigns and executing business strategies. Meet a Benson High grad…

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Upswell Career Day (digital media and design)

April 14 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Check in at 9:15 am. Program starts promptly at 9:30 am. Open to students from our partner Portland high schools.  - Spend the day at an inner eastside Portland digital media design company with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance. Upswell specializes in creating interactive experiences for museums, Fortune 100 corporations and other clients. This career day is perfect for students who love the humanities: Students will learn how they can apply their thinking, organizing, editing and writing skills to a…

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Legacy Health Career Day

April 18 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Time TBA. Open to Portland Public Schools students. Learn about careers in health care with the non profit Portland Workforce Alliance! Join the health experts and professionals at Legacy Health for a look into the world of health care. Learn about the skills, education, and experience needed to be successful in a variety of health care careers, such as nurse, doctor, respiratory therapist, chief administrative officer, child life therapist and simulation lab educator. Registration closes Friday, April 14.  To register, contact…

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ACE Mentor Program Luncheon 2017

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Portland Art Museum – Kridel Ballroom, 1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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More than 400 professionals from leading local firms attend the Luncheon each year to learn more about the ACE Mentor Program network and meet student participants. ACE professionals, current ACE students and alumni, and select educators are invited. Funds raised at this luncheon will be used to award scholarships to deserving students as they pursue college and careers in the fields of architecture, construction and engineering. As a result of funds raised at last year's luncheon, ACE was able to sustain the program…

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