Industry for a Day Event a Success!

April 28th, 2016

On April 26, Worksystems partnered with All Hands Raised to host an immersion experience for area education leaders. Teams comprised of superintendents, school board members, principals and councilors from 14 high schools across Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties toured the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute and the Leatherman manufacturng facility to learn about career opportunities in manufacturing and construction. 

Manufacturing: 16% growth, 15,000 new jobs! Construction: 27% growth, 15,000 new jobs! *

The goal of the event was to help educators understand these industries so information could be provided to young people about the abundance of high-skilled, family wage jobs available in our region. We hope to grow local talent to fill open positions by guiding students towards these rewarding career pathways.  

* 10-year job growth projections (2014-2024) for the greater Portland region