Industry for a Day
Thank you to all who attended Industry for a Day!
On April 26, All Hands Raised partnered with Worksystems, Inc. to host an immersion experience for area education leaders. Superintendents, school board members, principals and counselors from 14 high schools across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties listened to student and industry leaders speak about their career paths before touring the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute and the Leatherman manufacturing facility to learn about career opportunities available in construction and manufacturing.
This event was meaningful for the community not only because high school students should have access to information about all paths after high school, but also because in the greater Portland region manufacturing is expected to grow by 16%, equating to 15,000 new jobs in the next 10 years, and construction by 27% growth, or 15,000 new jobs.* To learn more about the attendees and what they learned, see our post-event survey results here.
Together, we are helping to raise student awareness about the high-skilled, family wage jobs available in our region in the construction and manufacturing industries. To learn more about our work to strengthen pathways in these careers, click here.
Thank you to Industry for a Day’s site and reception sponsors:
* Source: Oregon Employment Department. 10-year job growth projections (2014-2024) for the greater Portland region.