School to Career

School to Career Workforce Development:

The School to Career program facilitates career-related learning experiences (CRLEs) for high school students and supports high school staff in college and career centers to guide their students to appropriate opportunities.  Since 1995, Hillsboro Chamber’s School to Career Program has been supporting local students by facilitating career days, career spotlight events, guest speakers, mock interviews, informational interviews, job shadows and ELOS (Experiential Learning Opportunities).

Student and School Links


2017-2018 Calendar

Browse to see all of our career events and the dates that they will open for registrations



This Google form will help you create a professional looking resume.  Your resume will be emailed to you as a formatted Google Doc resume which you can edit, update, and use to apply for jobs and scholarships.

All submissions to the Resume Builder WILL BE VISIBLE to the School to Career program and current student resumes will be shared with the High School indicated.  Please be aware that this is not intended to be a secure system.

Strategic Partners

Get Involved!

The Hillsboro Chamber’s School to Career Program welcomes your involvement.  Contribute to the development of our local workforce by sharing your wisdom and inspiring students.

We are excited to welcome new partners to our program and we’d love your participation!

ELO (Experiential Learning Opportunity)

Our greatest need is for ELO hosts. The volunteer hosts a student as they learn about your career and business over a few days.  Your time with the student may include giving the student advice on finding a job, helping with their resume and interview skills, touring your worksite, observing, and some hands-on helping. The students are not usually skilled but can often help with basic job functions or preparing for upcoming events. ELO students are high school seniors who are seriously considering a career in your profession.

(15-30 hour investment)

Career Day Presenter

The volunteer serves as a presenter at a career day that is focused on specific career fields.  Typically, students will rotate in small groups to each presenter at the event.  Presenter guidelines are provided to each volunteer.  The opportunity reaches 30-100 students per event.  (3-5 hour investment)

Career Spotlight Event Presenter

The volunteer presents to a small group of high school students (typically between 5-30) about his/her career pathway.  Presenter guidelines are provided to each volunteer.  (1.5 – 2.5 hour investment)

Job Shadow

The volunteer hosts a student for an inside look at the career and the company. It exposes the student to a business environment and basic workplace skills through observation. (3 hour investment)

Information Interview

The volunteer meets with a student, in person or over the phone, to explain their own career pathway and answer questions that the student may have.

Guest Speaker

The volunteer visits a high school classroom and presents to students about his/her career. Be sure to top it off with what it takes to succeed in the profession, or in any job! (1+ hour investment)

Mock Interviewer

You will attend an event at an area high school and spend about 2 hours interviewing a number of students and giving them feedback on things like handshakes, good answers to common interview questions, and ways that they can improve their resume.

If you are interested in learning more about School to Career, we would love to talk with you. Please contact us at 503.726.2154 or email School to Career Director, Lisa Klingsporn at

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