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Career Day at Howard S. Wright

December 13 | 8:45 am - 1:30 pm

Dream of a career in construction management? Spend the day at the Howard S. Wright!

Career Day Information

Learn about careers within construction management with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance!

  • Go behind the scenes with Howard S. Wright to see Portland’s booming construction industry! Talk with professionals about why they love their job.
  • Learn what it takes to build impressive buildings, highways, bridges, and railway and water projects.
  • Do hands-on activities (such as building information modeling, bidding & project management, immersive 3D/4D virtual reality) related to a current company project, then tour a construction site to see those plans come to life. This year, the construction site is the Portland Building (the one with the Portlandia statue).

Please note that this Career Day will be ending at a different location than the start. It will start in the HSW offices in the Pearl District, and end downtown at the near-finished Portland Building (home of the Portlandia statue). Trimet field trip passes will be provided to students, who will take public transit from one location to the other.


Check-in & Eligibility

Check-in at 8:45 am. Program starts promptly at 9:00 am and ends at 1:30 pm. Open to high school students from PWA's partner school districts. Limited space may be available for tri-county school districts.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Howard S. Wright.


Dress Code

Students should wear long pants and comfortable, low heel, closed-toe shoes and a coat/jacket depending on the weather.



Download the printable flyer here!



Portland Public Schools: Talk to your career counselor.

Parkrose School District: Fill out this Permission Form and turn in completed form to the College & Career Center and await confirmation.

North Clackamas, Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds School Districts: Fill out this Permission Form and email (via scan or photo) to and await confirmation.

Registration closes: When filled. Seats fill fast! Sign up today.

Students from other school districts are welcome when space permits. Join our waiting list by filling out this Permission Form. Email form (via scan or photo) to and await confirmation.

Career Day at Howard S. Wright


December 13
8:45 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Portland Workforce Alliance


Howard S. Wright
1455 NW Irving St #400
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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