NW Youth Careers Expo
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
What's the Expo?
The 12th annual NW Youth Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-education event. This year, we welcomed more than 6,400 students from 75+ high schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as 160+ exhibitors representing the state's leading employers. The Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, as well as the skills and education needed for those jobs.
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 continuing their education after high school -- whether they choose a four-year university, community college or apprenticeship training center.
- Browse the lists of sponsors and exhibitors
- See our participating schools
- See the 2016 Expo Resource Guide (with map)
- Watch this 2-min video from the Expo floor
What happens at the PWA Breakfast?
We kick off the Expo by celebrating the work of our partners over the year. Meet students who were inspired by our career opportunities and 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.