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Registration Closes October 31 for Largest Career Day in State

Post Date:10/24/2016 5:03 PM

CONTACT: Ellie Chambers Grady, 253.254.7845


TACOMA, WA – On November 17, more than 2,500 students from area high schools will descend upon the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup to learn about career paths in construction, manufacturing, utilities, engineering, transportation and more – including aerospace.

With student registrations up this year, demand for vendors is on the rise. WorkForce Central and its Construction Career Partnership seek to reach farther and deeper into the community to grow the impact of the event. This year for the first time, vendors will include Tomboy Tools – a project that aims to involve more women in construction and the trades. Students will also get to participate in a safety demo involving miniature cars.

"Employers in construction, advanced manufacturing and transportation, warehousing and logistics are frustrated about the lack of a pipeline of candidates coming from high school,” said recent studies conducted by WorkForce Central. A key recommendation from the studies was to continue the career day event as a prime opportunity to connect students with employers in these industries.

Vendors should offer a hands-on activity to engage students, and sponsorships are available for vendors seeking additional visibility. Vendor registration is free. To register and learn more, visit by October 31.

The annual Pierce County Career Day—presented by WorkForce Central’s Construction Partnership— is the state’s largest career day, attracting students from more than 40 schools across the region.


WorkForce Central strengthens the Pierce County economy by identifying skill gaps between jobseekers and employment opportunities, fostering data-driven decision making, and connecting workforce development partners into a cohesive, collaborative and effective network.


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