150 volunteers are needed for this year’s Northwest Youth Career Expo. Conduct mock interviews for over 5,000 students from high schools in and beyond the Portland metro area.
In 2003 the metals industry came together to discuss serious labor shortages they faced in the Portland market and started a consortium to address awareness in the public school system. The Portland Workforce Alliance evolved to become the bridge from the business community to public educators and students with their goal to increase the rigor and relevancy of curriculum, provide work experiences for students that align with the work in the classroom and to help students make more informed choices about their lives after high school.
In 2005 the Portland Workforce Alliance and the Metal’s Consortium partnered with the Portland Human Resource Management Association’s Workforce Readiness Project who were effectively working with various schools and youth workforce readiness programs in the city. Conducting workforce readiness training, mock interviewing, mentoring, internships, and exposure to career path information from more than 300 HR and Staffing Industry volunteers from our business community.
Today it has grown to become the largest, one-day career exploration and workforce readiness project in the Pacific Northwest that not only includes the Metals industry but encompasses Healthcare, Manufacturing, High Tech, Creative Services plus a wide variety of other industries that offer livable wage opportunities. Last year we had more than 6,000 high school students participating and we conducted more than 1,500 mock interviews.
We need 150 HR Volunteers to conduct mock interviews and assist in hosting, facilitation, registration and general information P/T from 8:00 to 12:00, 11:30 to 2:30 or all day from 8:00 to 2:30. Interested volunteers please contact Lisa Neef at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-227-2211.