exploring the trades


Occupational training that combines on-the-job experience with classroom instruction. Learn more about opportunities and requirements.

Oregon Tradeswomen

Dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship.

Job Corps

This program through the US Dept. of Labor offers free education and vocational training to those age 16-24.

National Career Readiness Certificate

Well-known program designed to document the essential skills of job seekers and students. Students receive a level of certificate that indicates level of mastery.

Internships and Job Shadows

Internships and job shadows are a great way for students to gain exposure to different types of careers and work experience. Ask your coordinator if there are local opportunities for students or see if you can host a student at your workplace.

What to Ask During a Job Shadow?: A guide for students during their job shadowing experience.