Thank you for helping students find their way. You’re going the extra mile to help your students graduate and find great careers, and we appreciate your work. PWA offers many resources for educators who want to help their students develop career aspirations and make the connection between today’s classroom learning and tomorrow’s job possibilities. Below is a sampler of options:
Bring Your Students to the Expo
The annual NW Youth Careers Expo offers a great chance each spring for students to broaden their career horizons. Students can talk with people who work for some of the region’s top employers, practice their job-hunting skills at mock interviews, and try out cool equipment from local hospitals, advanced manufacturers and design studios.
Encourage Students to Attend Career Days
PWA offers numerous career days a year to Portland-area students. Most are for students in our contract partner school districts and open to students from the greater tri-county area when space permits. These career days allow students to see and “touch” the work in ways that go beyond what is possible in the classroom.
Explore Options for Students
Learn about internships, mentor programs and other career-education possibilities for your students in the Our Work section.
See What Others Say
Hear stories from students, educators and employers about the value of career education.
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- Sample Questions for students to ask employers
- Fun Career Day Question Map
- Tips for Career Day Speakers on talking with high school students
- Career Day Sample agendas
- Tips on How to Host a Career Day
- Tips for students who go to the Expo or sign up for mock interviews.
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Together, we can engage all students to graduate and make more informed, coherent career choices after high school or college.