Each year, approximately 1,200 high school students come together for the Clackamas County Regional Skills Competition, testing their academic and vocational skills against their peers. A wide variety of competitions take place, including building construction, accounting, criminal justice, foreign languages, welding, and visual arts. High school students from all of the Clackamas County school districts are eligible and can register through their schools to participate in this exciting opportunity. Clackamas Community College (CCC) has generously provided tuition waivers as prizes for students excelling in each competition. The Clackamas Regional Skills Competition is scheduled to take place again on February 22nd, 2018.
The Clackamas Youth Career Expo is open to all youth, ages 14-24, looking to explore education, training, and career opportunities. The Clackamas Youth Career Expo will take place on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, from 8:30 am until noon and will be located in the Randall Gymnasium of Clackamas Community College (19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City OR 97045).
Businesses, colleges and universities, military, apprenticeship, and trade programs will be represented at the event. Youth can talk directly with employers about careers in their industry, while exploring education and training programs to help them prepare and be competitive as they enter the workforce.
The event aims to promote the transition from secondary to post-secondary education and training and provide youth an opportunity to explore interests and careers.
For more information about the Clackamas Youth Career Expo, contact Cynthia Mittelsteadt at or (503) 980-8627.