Our Tech Zone at the 15th annual NW Youth Careers Expo will once again feature some of the most vibrant and innovative technology firms in the Northwest.
Our tech exhibitors at the March 19, 2019 event will include AWS Elemental, Intel, Microsoft, and for the first time, TechTown PDX featuring professionals from over 17 tech companies in and around Portland. Included in TechTown are Cloudability, Zapproved, New Relic, Autodesk and many others. Students can also learn about technology and STEM programs at multiple colleges and institutes.
AWS Elemental: The Portland-based company, a Platinum sponsor, makes software that allows videos to stream online. (The late Sam Blackman, its cofounder and CEO, was a former Portland Public Schools student.) AWS clients include ESPN, Comcast, HBO, the BBC and many others. The Portland firm was purchased by Amazon Web Services in 2015.
TechTown PDX: Powered by Prosper Portland, this big exhibit will include Portland tech firms and organizations such as Cloudability, Zapproved, New Relic, Autodesk, Cozy, Epicodus, eROI, Jama, Jaguar-Land Rover, Puppet, Learning.com, Prosper Portland, TAO, ThinkShout, Torch, Treehouse, Simple, Worksystems, and more!
Intel: The leading computer chip developer is a sponsor and Oregon’s largest private employer with nearly 20,000 workers. It’s a major driver of the state’s economy from its base in Hillsboro.
Microsoft: The software giant based in Washington is a popular exhibitor with immersive hands-on demonstrations and information about a variety of careers in technology.
Portland Community College: PCC, a Platinum sponsor, will feature its programs in computer and microelectronics technology.
Clackamas Community College: CCC, also a Platinum sponsor, will highlight its program in business and computer science.
Make sure to check out Mobile Technologies Inc., Oregon Institute of Technology, sourceU (a new program at Warner Pacific University), and the Oregon Archeological Society
Students and their parents should keep in mind that technology is a growing part of every major sector: Many exhibitors, such as Wieden+Kennedy and Oregon Health & Science University, rely on tech-savvy employees and cutting-edge technology to grow. Students who develop software savvy and technical skills in high school and college will dramatically increase their luck in the job market after graduation.
The nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance works year-round with businesses in every sector to provide career-learning opportunities for high school students.