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  • Portland Public Schools is excited to introduce our first innovative, district-wide, virtual career & postsecondary planning event for all high school students:

     Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
    10:00 AM - 3:20 PM

    Tools to Build Your Future is a 100% virtual event designed to bring industry professionals and postsecondary planning experts to all PPS high school students

    Sessions include:

    • Career awareness interactive presentations delivered by industry speakers representing a broad range of career pathways
    • Information about advanced training and job readiness options
    • Financial aid and scholarship options
    • Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs
    • 2 and 4 year colleges (including supports for first generation college students)
    • College sessions for Black, Latinx and Native students
    • College test preparation and updates
    • Gap year programs 

    Event Schedule

    All students in grades 9-12 will choose two break out sessions dedicated to career exploration in the morning and in the afternoon, students in grades 11 and 12 will choose three postsecondary action planning sessions. 
    Morning Sessions PDF    Afternoon Breakouts PDF

    All students grades 9-12
    10:00-10:15 AM   Welcome & Event Kick-off
    10:20-11:00 AM   Career Awareness Interactive Presentation I
    11:10-11:50 AM   Career Awareness Interactive Presentation II

    Students grades 11-12 only
    1:30-2:00 PM    Workshop Session I
    2:10-2:40 PM    Workshop Session II
    2:50-3:20 PM    Workshop Session III


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