NW Youth Careers Expo

March 16-17, 2021 | Access extended until May 14, 2021!

The 17th annual NW Youth Careers Expo took place as a virtual event, allowing high school students to engage with 80+ employers and postsecondary partners for community-based career exploration. We’re using a virtual conferencing tool that allows attendees to connect within a visually rich Exhibit Hall and Auditorium.

Update: Access extended until May 14, 2021!

Event guide and full scheduleOfficial 2021 NW Youth Virtual Careers Expo Resource Guide

New attendee? See our 5-minute tutorial video

Who is registered? See our list of Participating Schools

Login help for registered participants: pwaexpo@getvfairs.io
Any other needs may be directed to expo@portlandworkforcealliance.org 

What to expect: The Expo features a virtual Exhibit Hall where students and educators can “visit” booths to learn about different organizations. Exhibitors can share materials and videos about their workplace, and they can host chats to answer questions. In the virtual Auditorium, students can hear Career Talks and engage with professionals.  Students can also participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes.

Timing: The official Expo was “live” over two afternoons, with hosted exhibitor booths, career speakers, and mock interview opportunities. Students and educators will have full access to the Expo, including recorded talks and booth materials, until May 14, 2021.

More about the Expo: The annual Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-exploration experience. 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.

Check out Expo2Go, an additional online resource for students and educators.

The Careers Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs. The typical Expo includes hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, career workshops and the chance to talk directly with professionals about college-and-career options.