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Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program - Application opens January 21, 2021 - Mid March

  • Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like Twitter, AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart, and more.

  • Current 9th -11th-grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify. Low tech? No tech? No problem! Girls Who Code is there to support you!

  • Apply here before the early acceptance deadline in mid-February and remember to affiliate with us, Clackamas Education Service District, as your Community Partner on your application to receive priority consideration.

  • Join the Girls Who Code Application Party! Sign up to attend the SIP Application Party with Candice Dickens-Russell from GWC on February 8th at 3:30pm PST. Join a Girls Who Code staff member and other students to help start your application and ask any questions!

Free CTE Summer Camp - June 21-25, 2021 - Applications due May 7th

High school students in Clackamas County can participate in college credit programs all year long! Clackamas Community College (CCC) has four High School Connections programs offered during the regular school year as well as summer programming. Students who wish to participate in summer programs must live and attend school in Clackamas County.


  • Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2021

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Camps will be delivered online

  • Students must have access to computer/laptop and reliable internet

CCC offers fun and exciting Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Camps. Camps are free, thanks to funding from the Clackamas Promise Grant, provided by the Oregon Department of Education.

Camps are open to students who live and go to school in Clackamas County. Students must be entering 9th through 12th grade in fall 2021.

Camps have limited space and will use a weighted lottery to determine placement. The weighted lottery will provide priority placement for underserved students (students of color, students with disabilities, students with low socio-economic status and students with limited access to accelerated learning programs).

If you have any questions about CTE Summer Camps, please email

Complete the form below to sign up for CCC's free CTE Summer Camps. Sign-up closes May 7; students and families will be notified of placement into CTE Summer Camp by June 1.

Before completing the sign-up form, students must have a CCC student ID# and complete a CTE Summer Camp Release Form to upload.

Students can apply to CCC here, it can take 1-2 days after applying to receive a CCC ID#. If you are unsure if a student has a CCC account, contact

Completing this sign-up form does not place students into camp. Camps have limited space and will use a weighted lottery for placement. The weighted lottery will provide priority placement for underserved students (students of color, students with disabilities, students with low socio-economic status, and students with limited access to accelerated learning programs).


NASA High School Internship opportunity - Application Deadline: February 22, 2021

Industrial Technology Employer Speed Networking - Feb 25, 2021 2:00pm-4:00pm via Zoom

Join us to meet and network with employers to learn more about careers in industrial technology.


• Break out rooms with 2-3 students and an employer

• Rotating breakout rooms to new employers

• Example questions provided in advance This event is co-hosted by the CCC Industrial Technology and Automotive departments, Career Center, and the Office of Education Partnerships

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Northwest Youth Careers Expo (recommended for 11th Graders) - March 16-17

The 17th annual NW Youth Careers Expo will take place as a virtual event, allowing high school students to engage with employers and postsecondary partners for community-based career exploration. We’re using a dynamic conferencing tool that allows attendees to connect within a visually rich Exhibit Hall and Auditorium.

Never been to a virtual event?

What to expect: The Expo will feature a virtual Exhibit Hall where students and educators can “visit” booths to learn about different organizations. Exhibitors can share materials and videos about their workplace, and they can host chats to answer questions. In the virtual Auditorium, students can hear Career Talks and engage with professionals. Students can also participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes.

Timing: The official Expo will be “live” over two afternoons, with hosted exhibitor booths, career speakers, and mock interview opportunities. Students and educators will have full access to the Expo, including recorded talks and booth materials, for 30 days after the event.

More about the Expo: The annual Careers Expo is the Northwest’s premier career-exploration experience. In a typical year, we welcome about 6,500 students from 75+ high schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington to the Oregon Convention Center, as well as 195+ exhibitors representing the state's leading employers and postsecondary partners.

Check out Expo2Go, an additional online resource for students and educators.

The Careers Expo shows students the region's amazing diversity of career opportunities, along with the skills and education needed for those jobs. The typical Expo includes hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, career workshops and the chance to talk directly with professionals about college-and-career options.

Junior Achievement - Virtual Career Exploration and Virtual Personal Finance Program and Simulation - March - June

A Inspire Virtual is a career exploration fair, bringing together the business community and local schools, and designed to help launch students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. JA Inspire Virtual is adaptable for in-class or remote learning, and consists of three segments:

1) Student driven lessons designed to help students discover their career strengths and interests. Lessons include our FREE Build Your Future app (Apple, Android) and access to the JA Digital Career Workbook (allows students to take a personality quiz and explore careers suited to their unique talents and values).

2) Access to our vFairs online interactive platform used to host the JA Inspire Virtual Career Exploration Fair. Students will have the ability to attend prerecorded webinars and presentations, as well as explore and collect information from career, job, and business booths organized by career clusters.

3) Post event debrief and unlimited access to the virtual platform from March – June.

Be sure and watch this video for a sneak peak at the event platform! Please make note that there will not be any live chat features for our event.

JA Finance Park comprises a curriculum and a virtual simulation, helping students in grades 7–12 build a foundation on which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.

JA Finance Park is also adaptable for in-class or remote learning, and consists of three segments:

1) The curriculum portion of the program includes multiple lessons on personal financial literacy, budgeting and career exploration. This curriculum includes student driven lessons or teacher led lessons. The topics and concepts track closely with national financial literacy standards and are intended to prompt students to begin thinking about and planning for their financial future.

2) Access to our virtual simulation that can be completed at home or in the classroom. During the simulation, students assume fictional adult roles denoting career, marital status, income level and family size. Students move business to business within the virtual world to make real-life budget decisions about things such as groceries, housing, health care, transportation, utilities and savings. This simulation allows students to put in to action what they have learned in the classroom as they create a balanced household budget.

3) Post program debrief and access-to-access to the JA Digital Career Workbook (allows students to take a personality quiz and explore careers suited to their unique talents and values).

Future You To Go - Year-Round Opportunities

PCC Sessions-February 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 1:00pm-1:45pm

PCC Theatre

Presenters-Patrick Tangredi, Dan Hays, Michael Pfaffshalmiyev

Post-Secondary Presentation-Meet Patrick, Dan and Michael from PCC’s Theatre Program. The Portland Community College Theatre Arts has presented over 70 fully staged productions since 1979 ranging across the dramatic, comic, and musical genres. Most of our shows are now mounted in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), a state-of-the-art theatre on the Sylvania campus. Because the PAC also serves as a rental facility, we can hire our students to crew rental productions, thereby giving them necessary and practical on-the-job training with the help of our talented faculty. Connected Careers: Technical Theatre, Acting and Costume Design

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from 1:00pm-1:45pm

PCC Criminal Justice

Presenter-Jane Ellis

Post-Secondary Presentation-Meet Jane Ellis, Instructor for PCC's Criminal Justice Program. Criminal justice professionals work closely with people at all levels of society to create community and promote public safety for all. Do you desire to serve and educate the public? Do you have good judgment, self-discipline, and follow through? Do you practice self-care and manage stress well? Do you treat everyone with respect and without bias while being assertive enough to get a job done?These are only a few questions you will answer in the PCC Criminal Justice program. We balance a comprehensive introduction to community building and criminal justice with fundamental skills you need to get started in the field. The Oregon Employment Department forecasts criminal justice jobs in the Portland area will grow 5.5% through 2027. Connected Careers: Criminal Justice

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 1:00pm-1:45pm

PCC Music & Sonic Arts

Presenter Darcy Deamers

Post-Secondary Presentation-Meet Darcy from PCC’s Music & Sonic Arts Program. Music & Sonic Arts is a program unique in the state, region, and nation. In a caring and supportive environment, with the help of contemporary and emerging technologies, students push the boundaries of music and sound, discovering what is artistically and technologically possible. Multi Media -This program is designed to provide individuals with the entry-level skills and experience needed for employment in a wide variety of professional opportunities such as a multimedia associate producer, interface designer, digital video specialist, motion graphic artist, digital compositor, 3D artist, multimedia graphic production artist, multimedia project manager, and more. Connected Careers-Music, Sonic Art, Melti Media, Business

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 1:00pm-1:45pm

PCC Career Pathways

Presenter-Laurie Chadwick

Post-Secondary Presentation-PCC Career Pathways offers fast-track certificate programs with over 50 options that lead to jobs and degrees. Our team will help you find the right educational path, support you to reach your college and career goals, and connect you with in-demand internships and jobs. We are here to help you advance along your education and career path – whether you are the first in your family to attend college, switching career paths, a non-native English speaker, or wanting to advance in your current position and field. Connected Careers:

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Saturday Academy Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering - Application deadline: March 5, 2021

Open to current 9th-11th Graders

ASE Internship Fields - $1,000 stipend and opportunities to earn school credit

Architecture • Biology • Business & Entrepreneurship • Chemistry • Computer Science & Technology • Earth Science • Engineering • Environmental Science • Materials Science • Medical Science • Physics

Due March 5t

  • Online Application

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcript

  • 2 Adult Recommendations


TiE Young Entrepreneurs

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) promotes risk-taking and innovation through entrepreneurship. We believe the skills possessed by successful entrepreneurs are essential lessons that can be used in life; taking ownership, collaborating, seeking help, applying feedback, motivating a team, leadership, and above all, overcoming challenges with grace and grit.

Teachers, mentors and business professionals come together to teach students a project-based curriculum that has a strong emphasis on design thinking and invention. As a credit-bearing class and offered directly during regular school hours, TYE encourages school attendance and participation.

Start Your Startup IN HIGH SCHOOL!

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  • Learn to build prototypes

  • Invent new technology

  • Collaborate in teams

  • Engage customers

  • Develop business models

  • Marketyour product

  • Pitch forcash prizes!