Portland Workforce Alliance's NW Youth Careers Expo

Wednesday, March 19, 2025 | Oregon Convention Center

The annual NW Youth Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-exploration experience. Each year, we welcome about 6,000 students from 75+ high schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as 200+ 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 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.


Expo 2024: A Big Thank You for Another Successful Event!

Words can't describe how amazing this 20th Anniversary NW Youth Careers Expo was. Thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors, partners, students, educators, volunteers, and community members who came together to make this event come to life.

Save the date for our 21st annual Expo: March 19, 2025!

Until then, check out all our info and resources from the 2024 Expo below.

 2024 Expo | Oregon Convention Center