The 2021 Virtual Career Expo & Conference is a free opportunity for high school and college students across North Central Washington to connect with incredible regional college and career opportunities.

In celebration of the 8th Annual NCW College & Career Expo, we are excited to expand our programming this year to include live video presentations for a range of topics including financial aid, apprenticeship, resume building, interviewing tips, and more! Check out the “students” tab for a detailed schedule of the event.

Similar to previous years, there will be a virtual “exhibit hall” with over 150 regional business, educational institutions, training programs, and student support services. Students will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from these organizations via text-based chat within the event platform, providing them a unique experience to learn more about that career, the pathways to get there, and any other questions they might have.

Check out our 2021 Virtual Exhibitors – Coming Soon!

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 2
10:00am – 1:00pm

Location

Virtual/Online Event via the Brazen Platform

Registration

Exhibitors
There is no cost to be an exhibitor at this event. Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 19.

Exhibitor Registration

Teachers & Students (High School, College, Recent Graduates)
There is no cost to attend this event. Deadline to register is Friday, October 29.

Attendee Registration

A great event for high school students, college students, and recent graduates!

At the event educators and local industry professionals come together to introduce students to work experiences that engage, train and inspire them for the 21st-century workforce that is in demand by regional employers.

Students who attend the virtual 3-hour event will have the unique opportunity to not only connect directly with future college and career options, but attend a variety of video presentations to help them on their journey. We encourage high schools and teachers to consider “sending” their students to this event to assist with their career exploration!

If you are a school administrator or teacher and would like to learn more about the benefits of sending your students to this event, please contact Tami McBride at the NCESD.

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 2
10:00am – 1:00pm

Location

Virtual/Online Event via the Brazen Platform

Registration

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Deadline to register is October 29.

Attendee Registration

Conference Agenda

The event features a variety of video presentations for students to learn tips and tricks for next steps in their career. Attendees will be able to watch the video presentations and visit with representatives at exhibitor booths as they see fit for their own personal needs. For those interested in attending all video presentations, the last 40 minutes of the event is open for just visiting with exhibitor booths.

Frequently Asked Questions for Attendees

This event is free to attend! We highly encourage high school students and college students (or recent grads) to attend.

Our staff is available to support attendees access the event platform and get the most out of the event. 

Office Hours for Tech Support:

  • October 5th at Noon – 1pm
  • October 20 at 8am – 9am

If you would like to attend one (or both) of these office hours, please email Tami McBride or Maria Maravilla for the Zoom link. Details will also be included in the confirmation email after you register for the event.

 

Join us as an exhibitor & connect with students from NCW!

The Virtual NCW Career Expo & Conference is a great opportunity for regional educational institutions and businesses to connect with over 3,000 young adults from across Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Grant counties.

During the 2021 Virtual Career Expo & Conference, exhibitors, which include colleges and employers, will set up a “virtual booth” on an easily accessible online platform that allows them to connect directly with students during the 3-hour event. Participating students will have the ability to explore different booths and conduct text-based chats with exhibitor representatives to learn more about college and career opportunities available to them.

Businesses, educational institutions, training programs, and student support services are all encouraged to participate at the event as a virtual exhibitor. There is no cost for organizations and companies to participate, but they are required to have at least one representative available at their virtual booth at any time.

“As a local employer, the NCW Career Expo was a great opportunity for me to connect with students in our region. Students asked me detailed questions that made me think about our farm in new ways.”
Greg Horning, Co-owner, Horning Brothers Farms

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 2
10:00am – 1:00pm

Location

Virtual/Online Event via the Brazen Platform

Registration

There is no cost to be an exhibitor at this event, but the Expo staff does have the right to not accept your registration if your organization doesn’t align the purpose of this event.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 19.

Exhibitor Registration

Frequently Asked Questions for Exhibitors

Our team will enter your information into the Brazen platform and you will receive a confirmation email from “North Central Educational Service District” from notifications@brazen.com. Please check your junk mail or do a search to find this confirmation email from Brazen. This confirmation email from Brazen will allow you to login to Brazen and set up your booth.

If you don’t receive the email from Brazen, go to www.brazen.com, go to Log In, and set up a password linked to the email you used for your registration. It will take you to a page of all the events you signed up for. You can click on the event and it will take you to the page for you to set up your booth!

Please have at least 1 person available at your virtual booth from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m on November 2. We recommend that you have multiple representatives to accommodate the volume of students we anticipate for the event. 

Please have your booth set up and ready to go on the Brazen platform by Friday, October 29th! Effective booths use a combination of pictures, videos and written materials to engage students such as: types of jobs in your specific industry, the education required for those jobs, salaries and/or soft skills that are helpful for those jobs and industries. Students may visit your booth without ever text-base chatting to a representative, so the content you use matters.

We have a lot of resources available to help you make the most of your virtual booth. Please email Tami McBride or call 509-899-3848 for more information.

Our staff is available to support exhibitors with the event platform and get the most out of the event. 

Office Hours for Tech Support:

  • October 5th at Noon – 1pm
  • October 20 at 8am – 9am

If you would like to attend one (or both) of these office hours, please email Tami McBride or Maria Maravilla for the Zoom link. Details will also be included in the confirmation email after you register for the event.

Our team is happy to answer any of your questions. Please email Tami McBride or call 509-899-3848 and she will help direct you to the correct resource!