Career connections

 

Career Awareness

Learning ABOUT work

Career Awareness experiences help youth build awareness of the variety of careers available.

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  • Occupational Handbook
    Gain an overview about a wide variety of careers
     

  • Occupation Profile
    Learn details about any occupation. You can tailor the information to be specific to where you live. 

  • My Next Move: What do you want to do for a living?
    Use keywords to search careers, browse by industry, or answer questions about type of work you may enjoy for career matching
     

  • Oregon Connections 
    Utilize the career explorer on the site to research and compare different careers. It will also provide you with videos related to the career you are researching. 

 

Explore Careers 

Learn more about Oregon's six career clusters by gliding your curser to each one. 

Farming Field
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

People in this field work focus on improving the quality and safety of food, cultivating and preserving our natural resources and caring for animals

Careers: Forest/Fish/Farm management, viticulturist, Forestry Technician

 

Learn more here 

Mixed Material Geometric Shapes

This field includes a wide range of careers that involve the creation and transmission of information through the manipulation of symbolic language

Careers: Journalism, Public Relations, Theatre Arts, Web Developer

Learn more here

Arts, Information & Communications
Store Front

People in this field plan, direct, and evaluate operations to run successful business. It includes careers in the hospitality and tourism field. 

Careers: Entrepreneur, Marketing,  Accountant, Loan Officer, Management Analyst

Learn more here

Business & Management
Patient with Healthcare Nurse

People in this field promote health, wellness, and diagnosis, and treats injuries and disease. Some careers involve working directly with people, others involve conducting research. 

 

Careers: Dental Hygienist, Registered Nurse, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist

 

Learn more here

Health Sciences
Helping Hands

This field includes a wide range of careers that focus on people: their needs, their growth and development and their safety and well-being. 

Careers: Teacher, Paralegal, Fire Fighter, Paramedic, Social Worker, Police Officer

Learn more here

Human Resources
Modern Bridge

People in this field design, build, inspect, deliver , maintain and repair aircraft, automobiles, buildings, roads, bridges, machinery, etc.

Careers: Electrician, Welding,  

Automotive Service Technician, Civil Engineer, Carpenter

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Industrial & Engineering Systems

Career Exploration

Learning FOR work

Career Exploration experiences provide youth with short-term direct interaction with professionals and offer opportunities to explore career options. 

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  • Recruit Hippo - Douglas (Paid and Unpaid Positions)
    Recruit Hippo is committed to providing youth with opportunities to receive work experience in order to be competitive for positions within the workforce upon high school graduation. To find out more about available paid and unpaid positions, please contact your local Youth Talent Advisor.

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Wow Engineering

WOW Wild Life Safari

WOW Career Navigation

 

 

Career Preparation

Learning THROUGH work

Career Preparation experiences include extended direct interaction with professionals from industry and the community. Learn tips about effectively search, apply and secure a job position. 

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Resources for applying to internship/jobs 

 

Career Training, Skills & Education

learning IN work

Career Training experiences prepare youth for employment in a specific range of occupations. Career Training experiences often occur after high school. 

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  • Made in Douglas
    Ready for a career that will change your life? Made in Douglas has the resources to get your manufacturing career started . 

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  • AmeriCorps
    AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.

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