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Career Connected Learning Events & Opportunities

The best way to explore whether an academic program or a career path is a good fit for you is to find opportunities to get real world experience early in that field. Below are some opportunities in Central Oregon for students to get first-hand experience in variety of career pathways.

Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair

November 17, 2023

COCC Preview Day

Date: Friday April 19th, 2024

OSU-C Preview Day & Campus Visits


PNACAC College Fair

October 10, 2023

COCC Campus Visits & Tours


Central Oregon Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteering and internships are excellent ways to gain skills, explore career fields, build your career network and resume, and get your foot in the door.

Volunteer opportunities are unpaid and tend to be more informal and short term.  Volunteers donate their time to serve an organization in exchange for gaining some skills and experience in a career field or organization.

Internships are more formal and long term work experiences that provide interns with supervision, mentorship, and structured skill development. Internship may be paid or unpaid.  They are an excellent way to build skills, engage in career exploration, and build professional connections.

Connect Central Oregon

Connect Central Oregon can help you find find volunteer opportunities with businesses and community organizations throughout with Central Oregon.

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Youth Career Connect

Youth Career Connect offers primarily paid internships to Central Oregon’s young people. (aged 16 to 21 years). Youth have an opportunity to explore career options, develop work ethic, network with professionals, and hone their job skills ahead of post-secondary education or employment.

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Opportunities To Explore Career Pathways

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