The Bright Future Umpqua initiative hosts bi-weekly workshops that are open to all high school students in the Umpqua Valley. With each workshop, our goal is to help youth develop the skills to pursue a career of their interest. These workshops will cover topics such as:
Preparing for post-secondary education: Applying to scholarships, FAFSA, or ORSAA
Skill building: Time-management skills, communication skills, goal-setting
"Adulting" Skills: changing a flat tire, financial literacy
Job/Internship: Interview tips, writing a resume/CV, how to find internships/jobs
Career Spotlight Series
We will also host a monthly Career Spotlight series through Oregon Connections where we will invite industry professionals to share about their pathway to their field. Our hope is to expose youth to a diversity of careers, some that they may not have considered before!
Request a Workshop
We welcome any requests for workshops on specific topics or career spotlights on a specific career field. Do not hesitate to contact Elena Contreras at or Isaac Norman at with any requests.