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2022 NW Youth Careers Expo: Day 1
March 15 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The 18th annual NW Youth Careers Expo is taking place March 15-16, 2022 as a virtual event. The Careers Expo shows high school students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs.
This year's live virtual Expo will cover two school days to maximize access for students in all class periods. The platform will be open for 30 days afterward to registered attendees for class assignments or independent career exploration.
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.
The typical in-person Expo includes hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, career workshops and the chance to talk directly with professionals about college-and-career options.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.