Spring 2019 Career Days
We at Portland Workforce Alliance are grateful every day for the adults who support and inspire high school students year-round by hosting Career Days in Portland.
Instrument Career Day
"I was welcomed not only physically but mentally and culturally. I was able to speak freely, be myself, and show my creativity. It gives me a sense of belonging with my creativity. Life will continue on without you but there are people who will stay behind to carry you."
Microsoft DigiGirlz Event
"This career day was a wonderful learning experience. I really enjoyed seeing all the women in tech careers. My view of women in technology has not changed much because I have always believed that women can do amazing things with tech. This career day reinforced that.”
AWS Elemental Career Day
"It was fun to see all the places they showed us and the jobs that are in the engineering company. It made me think more about coding as a career path!"
Daimler Trucks Career Day
“The personnel and tour were all well executed together to create the best experience! I was surprised to see how 3D printing is involved in the prototyping process. This has expanded my horizons on what kind of companies I plan to work for."
Kaiser Permanente Career Day
“I was surprised how well we all worked together and communicated with each other. I now have more of an interest in emergency medicine.”
adidas Career Day with Design Week PDX
"I can now confidently pursue my goal as a designer knowing that I will be able to find a job that I like. I learned how important design is in any company, and that it can actually be something I can pursue successfully."
These Career Day experiences are only part of PWA’s growing year-round work, including mock interviews, career workshops, mentorships and the annual NW Youth Careers Expo. (Save the date for the 16th annual Expo on March 10, 2020!)
This is important work, with the cumulative potential to change the trajectory of individual lives as well as shape the face of our future workforce and the health of our regional economy.
We are thankful for your time as well as your financial support. Please consider making a gift to PWA this month, or sign up as a monthly donor below. Even small gifts of money and time add up to make a big difference. Thank you!
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Together, we can engage all students to graduate and make informed, inspired career choices after high school and college.