Community Partners

Gain Access to New Talent, Trained Especially for Your Industry.

Would you like to influence what skills are taught to future entry-level employees in your industry? Are you interested in cultivating a pool of young employees who are excited to grow in your field? 

You can build the next generation of talent in your industry by becoming a PACTEC community partner.


What Does a Community Partner Do?

Community partners help students explore career passions at earlier ages and play an invaluable role in supporting Career Technical Education (CTE) by providing input, evaluation, and on-going support to ensure the program stays relevant and consistent with best practices to benefit your industry.

Gain Access to New Trained Talent

  • Improve workforce pipeline
  • Ensuring future applicants obtain relevant knowledge and skills
  • Give one-on-one feedback to teachers regarding the CTE programs of study
  • Help drive what and how CTE high school students learn
  • Increase your community presence
  • Logo presence on our website
  • Guest speaking

Your company’s input not only allows high school students to experience and learn relevant industry skills but can also give you a pool of fresh employees with the training they need to succeed in your field.

How You Can Help

  • Assisting students to be college and career ready
  • Participation in program specific advisory committees
  • Provide career experiences such as mentoring, job shadows or internships
  • Educate teachers on what is valued in the workplace
  • Helps students gain entry to high-wage and high-demand careers
  • Provide relevant hands-on learning with real-world scenarios for students


Who Can Be a Community Partner?

Businesses we work with are located in the Portland metro area, including the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Forest Grove, Scappoose, St. Helens, and Vernonia.

We also welcome national educational and leadership organizations that provide learning and competitive opportunities for high school students. These organizations include: DECA, Future Farmers of America (FFA), ProStart, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Skills America.

Our Community Partners Include:

Interested in Becoming a Community Partner?

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