March 19, 2024 | Oregon Convention Center | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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The Expo is celebrating its 20th anniversary! 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.

NW Youth Careers Expo Highlights