PWA works with Oregon employers to host about two dozen career days a year for high school students, and we support the “Discover Careers” program for Oregon Health & Science University. Here are some of our favorite photos from late winter and early spring career days. (Read what students say about the value of these career days.)

 

  • Ziba Design Career Day 2016
    Ziba Design Career Day 2016
  • Instrument Career Day 2016
    Instrument Career Day 2016
  • Upswell Career Day 2016
    Upswell Career Day 2016
  • Upswell Career Day 2016
    Upswell Career Day 2016
  • Nike Career Day 2016
    Nike Career Day 2016

Design is an important part of Portland’s employment outlook, so we’re glad to work with such a rich diversity of businesses with specialties such as shoe design, industrial design, graphic design and experience design. They include Nike, Instrument, Upswell and Ziba Design.

 

  • McKinstry Career Day 2016
    McKinstry Career Day 2016
  • McKinstry Career Day 2016
    McKinstry Career Day 2016
  • McKinstry Career Day 2016
    McKinstry Career Day 2016
  • McKinstry Career Day 2016
    McKinstry Career Day 2016

We also took students to McKinstry, a full-service DBOM firm (design, build, operate and maintain). McKinstry folks did an excellent job showing the many cool careers connected to creating (and caring for) energy-efficient buildings.

 

  • Oregon Humane Society Career Day 2016
    Oregon Humane Society Career Day 2016
  • Oregon Humane Society Career Day 2016
    Oregon Humane Society Career Day 2016
  • Legacy Career Day, April 2016
    Legacy Career Day, April 2016
  • Legacy Career Day, April 2016
    Legacy Career Day, April 2016
  • Legacy Career Day, April 2016
    Legacy Career Day, April 2016
  • Legacy Career Day, April 2016
    Legacy Career Day, April 2016
  • Legacy Career Day, April 2016
    Legacy Career Day, April 2016

We also visited a number of health care employers, including Legacy Health and Oregon Humane Society. Health care is one of the region’s fastest growing employment sectors.

 

  • Elemental Technologies Career Day, April 2016
    Elemental Technologies Career Day, April 2016
  • Elemental Technologies Career Day, April 2016
    Elemental Technologies Career Day, April 2016
  • Elemental Technologies Career Day, April 2016
    Elemental Technologies Career Day, April 2016
  • Microsoft Career Day 2016
    Microsoft Career Day 2016
  • Microsoft DigiGirlz Career Day 2016
    Microsoft DigiGirlz Career Day 2016

Finally, our tech career day at Elemental Technologies was very popular with students. So were two tri-county career days at Microsoft, one aimed at girls.

 

 

See photos from our 2016 PWA Career Days