NW Youth Careers Expo
March 15, 2022 | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The 18th annual NW Youth Careers Expo will take place March 15, 2022 as an in-person or virtual event in accordance with current community guidelines on health safety. The Expo is typically held from 9am - 1:30pm. The final format and time in fall 2022 is to be determined.
The annual Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-exploration experience. In a typical year, we welcome about 6,500 students from 75+ high schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington to the Oregon Convention Center, as well as 195+ exhibitors representing the state's leading employers and postsecondary partners.
The Careers Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs. The typical Expo includes hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, career workshops and the chance to talk directly with professionals about college-and-career options.
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.