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).

Strategic Partners

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)
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)
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 the student to explain their own career pathway and answer questions that the student may have.
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.   Students work on specific tasks that relate to their career interests. (15-30 hour investment)

School to Career Resume Builder

This Google form will help you create a resume that will email you a formatted Google Doc resume which you can edit and update.
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.

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These are only a few examples of ways you can make a difference.  The opportunities are only limited by your imagination! If you are interested in learning more about School to Career, we would love to talk with you. Please contact us at 503.648.1102 or email us.

Contact Us:
If you are a business that would like to participate in the School to Career Program, please use the form below. If you are a student and have questions, please go to this page, and use the form at the bottom of the page.