Fall 2018 Career Days

  ZGF Architects, Portland Fire & Rescue, PCC Swan Islands Trade Center, Kaiser, Future Educator at Prescott Elementary, Ziba Design, FINE, Gunderson, Multnomah County IT, Mercy Corps, Wieden+Kennedy, Nike, Oregon Humane Society, Howard S. Wright and The Oregonian.

We at Portland Workforce Alliance are grateful every day for the caring adults who support and inspire high school students year-round.

This fall, students have gone behind the scenes at Wieden+Kennedy, Nike, Gunderson and many other leading employers. They’ve had their portfolios reviewed by experts, felt the kick of operating a full-blast fire hose, worked with architects on a school design, and resuscitated patients in a simulated crisis. Here’s what students say:

PCC Swan Island Trades Center Career Day: “It was fun to do the electrical wires, and I learned about how the trades can help me in the future.” – Pauline Diaz-Rodriguez, Madison High School 

Gunderson Career Day: “It was very eye opening. It’s definitely a career choice.” – Alex Tobiassen, Clackamas High School

Kaiser Permanente Career Day: “I really enjoyed the hands-on experience and the opportunity to get to try a simulation. The control room is fascinating and how ‘real’ the patient is was incredible!” – Isabella DeGragorio, Jefferson High School

These Career Day experiences are only part of PWA’s growing year-round work, including mock interviews, career workshops, mentorships and the annual NW Youth Careers Expo. (Save the date for the 15th annual Expo on March 19, 2019!)

This is important work, with the cumulative potential to change the trajectory of individual lives as well as shape the face of our future workforce and the health of our regional economy.

We are thankful for your time as well as your financial support. Please consider making an end-of-year gift to PWA this month, or sign up as a monthly donor below. Even small gifts of money and time add up to make a big difference. Thank you!

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Together, we can engage all students to graduate and make informed, inspired career choices after high school and college.

“Very eye opening.” | Fall Career Days with PWA