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Columbia Gorge Career Connect

About the Collaborative

Columbia Gorge Career Connect is a cross-sector, bi-state effort to increase career connected learning opportunities for youth in Hood River, Wasco, Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler, Klickitat, and Skamania counties. 

Learn more about our Career Connected Collaborative and Apply to Join Today!

previous Career Exploration Events

The 2022 Gorge College and Career Expo was a partnership with Columbia Gorge Community College and was attended by local high school juniors and seniors.  Students learned about careers in the trades, pathways to college, and spoke with employers at a local hiring fair.

Stay tuned for next year's event tentatively planned for Friday, April 21, 2023.

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Gorge Goals

Career connected learning in the Gorge includes: 

  • Career Awareness & Exploration | Learning ABOUT Work

    • Guest speakers​ (~1 hour commitment)

    • Worksite tours (1-2 hour commitment)

    • Career expos​​​​ (3-5 hour commitment)

  • Career Preparation | Learning THROUGH Work)

    • Unpaid internships for academic credit (~6 weeks, 40 hours per student worker)

    • Paid Summer Internships (regional collaboration to better promote these opportunities)

Lead partners

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