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PWA Expo Breakfast 2020 [Canceled]

March 10 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Given the rapid escalation of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the emerging recommendations on social distancing within schools, the Portland Workforce Alliance has made the difficult decision to cancel the 16th annual NW Youth Careers Expo and its sister event, the PWA Expo Breakfast.


On the morning of the NW Youth Careers Expo, we celebrate the work of PWA’s community partners and discuss what’s in store for the future around school-workplace connections. Meet students who were inspired by our career-related learning experiences. Connect with business and civic leaders and educators who are  interested in raising our high school graduation rates, building a skilled workforce and connecting young people to great careers.

Check out the Expo Breakfast page of our online Expo HQ to register and learn more. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The annual PWA Breakfast attracts about 450 attendees, including community leaders from public and private sectors.

In 2020, we are delighted to have founder and chief creative officer of Red & Co., Mira Kaddoura, and president of Colas Construction, Andrew Colas, among our featured speakers. Mercedes Muñoz, a Franklin High School special education teacher and this year's Oregon Teacher of the Year, will also be joining the breakfast as a special guest panelist.

PWA Expo Breakfast

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time:           7:30 am to 9 am (doors at 7 am)
Place:          Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center
Cost:             Tickets, Donations & Table Sponsorships welcome.
Register:    Early registrations appreciated.

Individuals: We welcome donations to PWA to help cover the cost of the breakfast and to increase student access to career-learning opportunities year-round.  Donation options while registering include:

  • "Pay it Forward"  ($100)
  • "Treat a Student" ($25)

Employers: Our employer partners help make this annual community event possible. Sponsorship opportunities include Table Sponsors and Event Sponsors. Please contact Julia Soto about 2020 Breakfast sponsorship opportunities.

PWA Expo Breakfast 2020 [Canceled]


March 10
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Oregon Convention Center – Oregon Ballroom
777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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