CCHS Students Attend Career Fair


Last month seven young women from Crook County High School were accompanied by Youth Transition specialists Patty Bates and Ramona McCallister to the Oregon Tradeswomen’s Career Fair in Portland, Oregon. The event was held at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center.

The Crook County Youth Transition Program (YTP) helps youth between 16 and 21 successfully transition from school to adulthood by helping them with work readiness skills, career exploration, and I variety of work experiences. The program also assists students in job placements, internships and apprenticeships.

The career fair was represented by 70 companies and organizations in a number of trades exhibits, as well as 40 interactive workshops and hands-on activities for the youth to participate in. The activities available included views from above on bucket trucks from Bonneville Power Administration, Cummins Diesel engines and generators, firefighter simulations, construction projects, masonry, and many more projects.

The Career Fair is sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration, City of Portland, IBEW 48, PGE, as well as countless silver and bronze sponsors. The girls were provided some incredible insights into the trades available in the workplace, and the opportunity to talk to professionals in their fields.


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