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Gorge College & Career Expo

Each year, local high school juniors and seniors are invited to the Gorge College and Career Expo!  At the Expo, students learn about careers in the trades and  pathways to college. Students attend workforce skills workshops and connect with industry to learn about current local job opportunities, through a micro-hiring fair.

Thank you to our partners, Columbia Gorge Community College and ESD 112 (Career Connect Southwest Washington), as well as the local high schools and industry partners who helped to make the 2024 College and Career Expo a success! 

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2024 College & Career Fair Participants



  • Federal Aviation Administration

  • Bonneville Power Administration

  • One Community Health

  • Innovative Composite Engineering

  • Oregon Department of Forestry

  • Crestline Construction

  • Wasco Electric Cooperative

  • Avangrid

  • NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center

  • Washington State Department of Natural

  • Resources

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • US Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge

  • National Scenic Area

  • Hood River Inn/Columbia River Inn

  • Mount Adams Fruit

  • Lignetics 

  • Youth Compass Program, CGCC

  • Adventist Health 

  • Goodwill Industries

  • Cardinal Glass

  • Columbia Basin Care

  • Waste Connections


  • Columbia Gorge Community College

  • University of Portland

  • University of Oregon

  • Eastern Oregon University

  • Portland State University

  • Oregon State University

  • Oregon State University - Cascades

  • Washington State University

  • Perry Technical Institute

  • Clark College

  • Army National Guard

  • Gorge Academy (Cosmetology)

  • International Air & Hospitality Academy

Workshop Facilitator Participation:

  • Oregon Digital Security

  • Columbia Gorge Community College

  • Impact Electronic Solutions

  • Columbia Gorge ESD

  • Adventist Health

  • One Community Health

  • Providence Memorial Hospital

  • Zepher

  • Federal Aviation Administration

  • Stealth-Mode AI Start-Up

  • World View Space

  • Avangrid

  • Army Corp. of Engineers

  • US Forest Service

For questions regarding the 2025 College & Career Expo:

Oregon Schools: Please contact Kate Wurster -

Washington Schools: Please contact Chad Mullen -

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