March 15-16, 2022

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM PST

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About the 2022 NW Youth Careers Expo

Join us for the 18th annual NW Youth Careers Expo, the Northwest’s premier career-exploration experience for high school students.

  • Learn about the region’s broad range of careers and the pathways to get there.
  • Hear from diverse voices sharing tips for getting started on a career.
  • Connect with local companies, colleges, training programs and more.
  • Meet leading employers and visit their virtual booths.
  • Take away materials and resources in your digital “backpack.”
  • Return to learn more for 30 days following the event.
  • Compete for prizes in the scavenger hunt!

Preview the Expo!

Our Sponsors






  • City of Portland Environmental Services
  • Intel
  • Mahlum
  • New Relic
  • Worksystems
  • Metro
  • Twist Bioscience

Frequently Asked Questions

High school students ages 13 or older and educators in Oregon and SW Washington are invited to register for the NW Youth Careers Expo.
Yes. Please click the Register button for student registration information and the Expo homepage for exhibitor/sponsor information. You may also contact with questions.
Once registered, you will use your email address to get access to the event. This is your unique login and can only be used by you.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need Internet access.
Yes! The live days and features are March 15-16, 2022. Registered attendees can still log in and explore exhibitor booths, view recorded career talks, and upload resources into their digital backpacks for 30 days after the live Expo.
Yes! All attendees get their own virtual backpack. Many employers and postsecondary partners in the Exhibit Hall will have great resources for you. You can add documents and videos to your backpack and then email them to yourself for later review.