NW Youth Careers Expo

February 22, 2023 | Oregon Convention Center| 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The annual NW Youth Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-exploration experience. In a typical year, we welcome approximately 6,000 students from 75+ high schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as 150-195+ 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. Last year the event was held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

PWA closely follows public health guidelines. The format of the event, including masking guidelines, may be adjusted accordingly.

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.