Thank you for helping students find their way. You’re going the extra mile to help your students graduate and find great careers, and we appreciate your work.

PWA offers many resources for educators who want to help their students develop career aspirations and make the connection between today’s classroom learning and tomorrow’s job possibilities. Below is a sampler of options:

Bring your students to our annual Expo

The annual NW Youth Careers Expo offers a great chance each spring for students to broaden their career horizons. Students can talk with people who work for some of the region’s top employers, practice their job-hunting skills at mock interviews, and try out cool equipment from local hospitals, advanced manufacturers and design studios.

TEACHERS: VISIT OUR EXPO PAGE TO SEE EXHIBITORS, SIGN UP STUDENTS AND FIND EXPO RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

Encourage your students to attend a career day

PWA offers about 30 career days a year to Portland-area students. Many are for Portland Public Schools, while others are also open to students from the Parkrose School District or the greater tri-county area. These career days allow students to see and “touch” the work in ways that go beyond what is possible in the classroom.

Explore in-depth options for students

Learn about internships, mentorships, apprenticeships and other career-education possibilities for your students in the Our Work section.

Hear what others say

Visit our Stories section to hear from students, educators and employers about the value of career education.

Connect with us to stay informed

Sign up for our periodic newsletter to hear about the latest in Portland-area career education. You can also email us with questions.

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