The Bright Future Umpqua initiative hosts bi-weekly workshops that are open to all middle school and 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.