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Washington County Only Career Days
Available to the these school districts: Forest Grove and Hillsboro; Beaverton, Gaston, Thomas Edison, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood and Vernonia (grades 10-12)
Forest Grove School District Only
Tri-County School Districts
(Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas)
Hillsboro Schools Only
Wednesday, September 17
6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 23
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
School to Work
"Our country's future success is
dependent upon the sharing of our time and knowledge with the
generations that will lead us." ~Theodore Roosevelt
School to Work...Workforce
Our future depends on it!
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is aware of the concerns of
the business community regarding the quality of our future workforce.
Our future computer programmers, managers, sales reps, technicians
and administrative assistants are in school today. In a few years
these students will be working in our community in both the private
and public sector. If you could talk to them now, what would you
You would tell them it
is important to learn critical thinking skills, develop a strong
work ethic and work well with others.
You would show them how and why basic skills such as English,
math and science are used in the 'real world.'
Below are some examples of how you can become involved in shaping
the future of our workforce:
Visit a classroom and talk with students about your career. Be
sure to top it off with what it takes to succeed in your profession,
or in any job! (1 hour investment)
This gives a student an inside look
at your job and company. It exposes the student to a business
environment and basic workplace skills through observation.
(3 hour investment)
Site Visit/Information Interview
Do you have to "see it to believe it"? That's how most
of us learn. Similar to a field trip, site visits provide a tour
of your worksite to a class of eager students. (1-2 hour investment)
A great opportunity for a student
to "learn while doing". Students work on specific tasks
in your business on a regular basis that are directly related
to classroom studies.
(15-30 hour investment)
These are only a few
examples of ways you can make a difference, the opportunities
are only limited by your imagination! If you are interested in
learning more about School to Work, we would love to talk with
you. Please contact us at 503.648.1102.
Oregon has set its sights on creating a workforce equal to any
in the world by 2010. To help achieve this vision in communities
across Oregon, businesses and schools are teaming up to connect
the classroom with today's workplace.
Volunteer Education Partners give students a first hand look at
a specific career field, what skills are needed and what employers
expect from them. These volunteer experiences (i.e. job shadows,
guest speaking, internships) are called Career Related Learning
As a Volunteer Education Partner you help:
- Prepare productive, responsible and flexible workers.
- Contribute to the economic future of your business and community.
- Provide motivation for students by helping them see the relevancy
of their classroom academics.
- Students learn basic work ethics and skills that are necessary
and transferable to any workplace (i.e. teamwork, communication).
It's quick and easy to volunteer. Call now and the Hillsboro
Chamber's School to Work department will use this information
to match interested students in local high schools.