• Career Related Learning 


     Programs and Events for Students at Oregon Health and Science University

    OHSU School of Dentistry Dental Exploring Program- High School students interested in the field of dentistry meet monthly for a short lecture followed by a "hands on" laboratory. Website: https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-dentistry/prospective-students/explore-dental-education.cfm  Contact: School of Dentistry - 503-494-5274

    OHSU Volunteer Services-Volunteer services places volunteers in a variety of departments depending on their skills, interests and previous experiences.  Contact: OHSU 503-494-8236, Doernbecher 503-418-5376, Casey Eye 503-494-3557

    Saturday Academy Programs

    Website: http://www.saturdayacademy.org/  or Contact: 503-725-2330 to inquire about classes.

    Saturday Academy's Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) Website:Saturday Academy  Contact: 503-200-5858 , ase@saturdayacademy.org To apply to work with a mentor scientists and engineers.

    The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) Program matches high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with scientists and engineers for an 8-week summer apprenticeship in a professional, scientific or engineering environment.  

    ASE holds information sessions at high schools in the Portland, Salem, Corvallis, and Eugene metro areas in December for the following summer.   Specific dates forthcoming.

     ACE Mentor Program

    The ACE Mentor Program gives high school students an exciting and informative way to learn about career possibilities in architecture, engineering and construction. During the 12-15 after-school meetings, students work in collaborative teams under the mentorship of experienced professionals from local building industry firms.  ACE Mentor Program

    The teams tour construction sites, visit professional offices and work on projects that simulate real-life situations. Activities like these help students better understand what people in the building industry do and what kinds of career options the industry offers.

    Be on the lookout for this program in December.

    Oregon Zoo Opportunities

    Short term Internship and Job Shadow Opportunities are available on an ongoing basis at the Family Farm from September through May.  ZooTeens is a summer volunteer program.  Applications are due in March of previous summer.  For more information check out this website https://www.oregonzoo.org/get-involved/volunteer-zoo

     Apprenticeship Programs

    Apprenticeship is occupational training that combines supervised on-the-job training experience with classroom instruction. Individual apprenticeship committees take applications for their program. They advertise that they are accepting applications through opening announcements.  You can find openings at https://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/ATD/pages/index.aspx

    PCC Cascade Campus also provides pre-trades opportunities designed to help students build skills to meet minimum entry qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program.   Minimum qualifications: 17 years of age and have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent OR 18 years of age.