CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources) has collaborated over the past FOUR years with the local WorkSource Northwest Oregon office and many community volunteers to organize a Clatsop County High School Job and Career Fair. The event last year was very successful, with 73 companies participating, and over 650 students in attendance.
We received VERY positive evaluations from both the students AND the employers!
This year the event will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm for our HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, and from 1:15-3:15 pm for THE GENERAL PUBLIC, at Patriot Hall at Clatsop Community College at 1651 Lexington Avenue in Astoria.
Astoria, Jewell, Knappa, Seaside, Ilwaco, Naselle and Warrenton High Schools will be sending juniors and seniors to the event. We estimate over 700 students will be in attendance.
In addition, we expect a large turnout from the general public; Clatsop Community College Students, active job seekers and those wanting to learn more about the career options in Clatsop County during the 1:15-3:15pm session.
Four Focus areas for employers:
1) Hiring now for immediate positions or for spring/summer jobs.
2) Looking for committed and skilled employees to fill career technical, “trades”, vocational, apprenticeship positions in our workforce.
3) Sharing career options in Clatsop County for our college-bound students, both at Clatsop Community College and four year colleges/universities. Many students are not aware of the diverse positions available in many industries in our own back yard, and we want our youth to come home after they graduate from college, or stay here after they graduate from Clatsop Community College.
4) Information and job/career opportunities for the general public.
The theme of the career and job fair is 60% career and 40% jobs focus. We want to give the attendees an overview of the many industries and sectors that make up our local economy.
The target sectors are: 1) Tourism & Hospitality. 2) Business, Banking, Finance & Professional Services. 3) Seafood Processing & Fishing. 4) Forest & Wood Products. 5) Health Care. 6) Retail. 7) Manufacturing. 8) Law Enforcement. 9) Career Technical, Contracting & Trades. 10) Education & Government. Public Sector. 11) Military Options. (Branches of the military).
To register as an employer to participate in the career & job fair, call Debbie Newton at WorkSource Northwest Oregon office at 503-325-4821 ext. 226, or email Debbie at Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is FREE. Employers are asked to register as soon as possible as the entire list of employers participating will be provided to the schools and to business organization in advance, and space is limited.
Take a look at the participating businesses who will be attended this year’s event, HERE.