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
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to become an externship host.
Mentor a Youth
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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 email@example.com to get involved.
Become a Sponsor
We couldn't do what we do without generous contributions from community partners. If you'd like to sponsor an event or donate equipment to students, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.