NW Youth Careers Expo
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
The annual NW Youth Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-education event. In 2019, we will welcome about 7,000 students from about 70 high schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as 190+ exhibitors representing the state's leading employers. The Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs.
- See our official 2018 Expo Resource Guide
- Meet our sponsors and exhibitors
- See photos and a video from the last NW Youth Careers Expo
- Review our 2018 NW Youth Careers Expo brochure for sponsors and exhibitors
- View our resources and handouts for educators
- See our participating schools from the 2018 Expo (printable pdf)
The nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance organizes the event. The Expo's goals are to connect employers to their future workforce and help students make informed, inspired decisions about their education after high school -- whether they choose a four-year university, community college or apprenticeship training center.
The PWA Expo Breakfast
We kick off the Expo by hosting an annual breakfast to celebrate the work of our partners over the year and inspire more people to get involved with schools. Attendees can meet students who are developing college-and-career aspirations. They can also connect with leaders in business, education and government who want to raise our graduation rates and create a well-educated, prosperous and resilient workforce.
How does the Expo support Oregon schools?
Oregon requires high schools to prepare students for college and career. The Expo helps students prepare for life after graduation by offering a rich career-learning experience, including hands-on demonstrations, mock interviews and many other ways for students to deepen their career exploration. See a list of participating schools.