Industry Experiences

Industry Partnerships

Our relationship with industry partners is a unique piece of what makes our Elevate program so successful. We work closely with local businesses to create robust experiences for youth and educators. Check out ways to get involved below.

Host an Experience

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Host a Booth at our Career Expo

Our annual Middle School Career Exploration event is hosted each fall, typically in November! Youth meet with and do hands-on activities alongside professionals from at least 14 companies.

This event is for 8th-graders.

2023 Career Expo Dates: 

  • Wednesday, November 7 - Friday, November 9
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Host a Booth at our Hiring Fair

If you are a Lane County business with open entry-level positions – You're invited to apply to host a booth! The Hiring Fair is designed to help you connect with graduating seniors who are eager to find full- and part-time employment. Don't miss this chance to connect with the incoming workforce!

View the hiring fair flyer for more info.

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Host a Student

Student job shadows, internships, and other experiences let students get a first-hand look at your industry, allowing them to make the most informed decision possible about their future careers.

Please download our Industry Internship Guide to learn more. If you are interested in hosting a student, contact us at


Host an Educator

By getting an inside look at local industries and businesses through externships, educators can show their students real-life, tangible applications for their curriculum.

Contact us at to become an externship host.

Check out Upcoming Events

The Connected Lane County events calendar lists all upcoming events and experiences for our organization. You can subscribe to the calendar to display the events on your Google, Outlook, or Yahoo calendars.

Mentor a Youth

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Become a marketingJAM Mentor

marketingJAM is an annual three-day marketing competition hosted each January for Lane County youth interested in marketing, branding, design, and business.

Teams are paired with an industry mentor to work on their projects. We’re always looking for industry mentors with experience in marketing strategy, planning, and execution to guide these teams. Please contact us at to get involved. 

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Become a codeORcreate Mentor

codeORcreate is an annual three-day hackathon hosted each December for Lane County youth.

Teams are paired with an industry mentor to build a website, app, or video game. We’re always looking for industry mentors with experience in web, app, or game design to guide these teams. Please contact us at to get involved.

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Every month, you'll receive updates about events, opportunities, and ways to partner with us.