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U.S. Coast Guard Career Day

October 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

US Coast Guard Bluebell

Do you dream of a career in public safety? Come join the action-packed Career Day with the U.S. Coast Guard Station Portland!

Career Day Information

Learn about careers in public safety with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance! The Coast Guard Career Day will include the following workshops:

    • Damage controlman “wet trainer”: This incorporates how the “DC” rate may need to make quick repairs to a ship’s hull or pipe that has a hole and may sink. Note: Students will get wet in this activity (weather permitting).

    • Aviation Survival Technicians: Helicopter rescue swimmers will bring out their gear for demonstrations.

    • Incident Management Division: The Coast Guard's oil response team will have an oil recovery and separation activity.

    • Radiation detection: Ship inspectors use radiation detection equipment to find sources of possible radioactive and nuclear agents that could impact the safety of the U.S. Students will search for these simulated agents using Coast Guard equipment.

    • Small boat station: This station will have a variety of missions including search and rescue and response. Students can climb into the boat.

    • CG Investigative Service: Federal investigators for the Coast Guard will have a fingerprinting workshop.

    • Physical fitness: A pull-up and sit-up competition for students who want to earn Coast Guard prizes.


Check-in & Eligibility

Check-in at 9:00 am. Program starts promptly at 9:15 am and ends at 12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Open to students from PWA's partner high schools. Limited space may be available for tri-county school districts.


Dress Code

Wear comfortable clothes & shoes for physical activities.



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 forms (via scan or photo) to and await confirmation.

U.S. Coast Guard Career Day


October 10, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Portland Workforce Alliance


U.S. Coast Guard Station Portland
6767 N Basin Ave
Portland, Oregon
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