Welcome to Expo2Go, an online community resource for high school students, featuring Oregon's top employers and many leading colleges/training centers. Here, you can:


Step 1: Identify your career interests. 

Use your high school’s career-interest assessment tool, such as CIS or Naviance, or try one of the below options, to identify potential career interests. Your dream job may be something you never considered until today! 

Step 2: Pick 1-2 industries to explore. 

The links below include Northwest employers that regularly participate in the NW Youth Careers Expo. They are divided into their "Expo Zones," or industry sectors:

Health Care
Health Care
Construction & Architecture
Technology
Arts & Communications
Manufacturing, Energy & Transportation
Sports & Apparel
Public & Human Services
Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may also check out CareerOneStop from the U.S. Department of Labor.  To learn more about salaries for jobs, use this Salary Calculator from Careers.org

Step 3: Check out education options beyond high school

The industry links in Step 2 include Oregon community colleges, apprenticeship training centers and universities that regularly participate in the NW Youth Careers Expo. For example, browse nursing programs under “Health Care” and trades apprenticeships under “Construction and Architecture.”  

You may also explore other online resources such as:

Step 4: Plan Your Next Steps

The industry links in Step 2 also include suggestions for further exploration. (Look for the heading, "Dig Deeper") This may help you with your Personalized Learning Requirements, which are part of earning an Oregon diploma.

Your high school career center will have more information about specific opportunities. So will your district, such as PPS’ Get Ready for College and Career. Meanwhile, it’s never too early to: 

Step 5: Share what you learned 

Complete this “Expo2Go: Reflect and Plan” assignment and share with your teacher, career coordinator, parent or guardian.

 

Thank you for being part of Expo2Go! Please send us questions, ideas or suggestions. Your high school adviser or career counselor is a great resource for more specifics about pursuing career-learning opportunities and documenting them through written CRLE reflections. Good luck and keep exploring.

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