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Enrichment Opportunities

  • The OSU Summer Veterinary Experience for current 10th and 11th graders in Oregon will take place from August 13-18, 2017. Students will have a chance to gain hands-on experience with animal demonstrations, research, and much more!  The program will be accepting 16 students with 8 full scholarships available for high-need students.  Applications due May 15th.
  • Women in Trades Career Fair: Saturday, May 20 from 9 am-3 pm, the Oregon Tradeswomen will host their annual fair at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center at 16021 NE Airport Way in Portland.  Come learn about career possibilities for women in a variety of trades!
  • Eugene and Springfield Fire Department are gearing up for their High School Career Day, which will take place Friday, June 2nd from 8:30 until 3 pm at Fire Training Campus at 1705 West 2nd Ave.  This career and activity fair is for all high-school students with an interest in structure firefighting, wildland firefighting, emergency dispatch, and emergency medical careers.  Students must bring parent-signed copies of the Observer and Event rules and the Agreement and Release Form in order to participate.  They must also RSVP for the event by signing up in the career center or contacting Barb Courtney at 541-682-7155/541-682-7135/ <> by May 26th.  For more information, click here.
  • The 7th Annual Young Women’s Fire Camp will take place July 10-14, 2017.  This free fire camp for high-school-aged young women aims to help campers build confidence, strengthen leadership skills, and learn more about the firefighting profession.  Applications are due Friday, June 9th.  For more information and the application, click here.
  • The Summer Transportation Institute is a free two-week residential camp for high-school girls hosted at Portland State University and taking place August 7-18, 2017.  It is designed to introduce girls to pathways toward careers in transportation.  Applications for the 2017 summer program are being accepted now and are due on Friday, June 16th.  Any girl who is interested in STEM, is entering the 9th–12th grade, has a minimum GPA of 2.0, and has completed math up to the pre-algebra level is eligible. Contact Lisa Patterson if you have questions.
  • Headed to a vocational school after high school, such as beauty school or truck-driving school?  While for-profit vocational schools should be investigated carefully to confirm that you’ll get your money’s worth, some such schools have merit.  We have a few scholarships dedicated to a few specific schools of this type.  For more information, come to the Career Center, and ask for Lori.
  • Juniors, if you are considering applying to one of our military academies in your senior year, you must work ahead.  There are many things to put in place BEFORE you apply in the fall.  There are five military academies:  United States Military Academy (Army), United States Naval Academy (Navy and Marine Corps), United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and United States Air Force Academy. Do your homework beginning now.