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Bi-weekly Workshops

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  

  • and more!

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.

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