The Pierce County Construction Partnership—a WorkForce Central panel—founded Career Day in 2008 to introduce high school students to work in the trades through hands-on, real-world experiences. Students spend the day testing their skills at welding, trying electrical work, driving backhoes and competing in computer simulations. Many leave with a new plan for their future, and some even leave with job offers.
The event has grown to become the largest career day in Washington state. In 2016:
Are you interested in bringing your students to the next Career Day? Or do you want to showcase your business to high school students as they make lifelong career decisions? Career Day is held each November at the Washington State Fair Grounds in Puyallup. Check back in the fall for more details.