SHS Career Center Newsletter

Week of February 8th, 2021

Message from the Career Center

A couple of weeks ago I was getting my haircut and chatting with my beautician about our vision for the Career Center. As we were talking about helping students explore trades, she reminded me that preparing for her job and most jobs in the industry is a trades program as well.

I think we forget sometimes that trades programs don't always relate to the construction or home industries. There are many trades programs - some are through apprenticeship programs where you are paid to learn, others are offered through 2 year schools such as a community college or a trades college, and some are taught through military service. That is why this week the Career Exploration section will focus on the beauty industry, but will include other opportunities as well.

In the Career Center we are gathering as much information around trades as we are around colleges and we are wanting to share this information with you. If you have a trade you would like more information about or if you are needing help with scholarship information or if you would like help exploring college information, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help and we want to help you find the very best option for you.

Career Exploration Opportunities

Did you know that in 2018, the U.S. was considered the most valuable beauty and personal care market in the world, generating approximately 89.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue that year. (Cosmetics Industry in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts, Jan 6, 2021)

If you are interested in exploring a career in the beauty or esthetics industry, check out this school:

NW College School of Beauty - Financial Aid options available

  • Eligibility Requirements:

    • be at least 18 years of age

    • have proof of completion of high school

    • complete the school admissions forms and informational tour

  • Training Programs

    • hair design

    • nail technology

    • basic esthetics

    • advanced esthetics

    • barbering

As promised -

Other trade schools:

link to the NECA/IBEW Training Center -

  • Includes: Description of all three programs. Inside Electrical, Limited Energy, and Residential; Requirements; Helpful video; FAQ…and more

Upcoming Workshops, College Visits/Fairs, & Other Events

Job Corps Workshop - February 11th @ 2:45pm

Robert Stormo, Job Corps Admissions Counselor

  • Want to learn a trade at no cost to you?
  • Live on campus while you train.
  • Check out Job Corps training opportunities here
  • A high school diploma shortens the time you spend in class!
  • Come to our presentation to learn more.

Join Meeting Here

Experience a day as an Engineer in the Pacific Northwest - More information here:

February College Visits - Find in Naviance

  • Grand Canyon University - February 9th, 4pm

  • Corban University - February 11th, 4pm

  • Montana State University - February 18th, 4pm

The College Place HBCU Virtual College Tour

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. In celebration of Black History Month, The College Place is hosting an HBCU Virtual College Tour Series. Throughout the month of February, they will feature virtual tours of over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm.

  • Click here for schedule and list of visiting colleges
  • Click here to access tour sessions

Future You 2 Go - February Events

Future You 2 Go is an opportunity for high school students (all grade levels) to explore careers and post-secondary options through an easy, click and learn, virtual 45-minute experience.

Hillsboro School to Career February Events

The School to Career program is the workforce development wing of the Hillsboro Chamber. They facilitate Career Related Learning Experiences for Washington County high school students. Their career events connect students with professionals from all walks of life, helping them to explore their big dreams and get local with opportunities right here in our community. Check out these free upcoming workshops!

  • Plumbing - February 9th, 3:00pm

  • EMT/Paramedic - February 9th, 3:00pm

  • Anesthesiology - February 9th, 4:00pm

  • Washington County Medical Examiner - February 10th, 4:00pm

  • Pediatrician - February 10th, 3:00pm

  • General Contractor - February 10th, 4:00pm

  • Interior Design and General Contractor - 4:00pm

  • Pediatrician - February 11th, 3:00pm

  • Physical Therapy - February 11th, 4:00pm

  • Entrepreneurship with Portland Gear - February 16th, 4:00pm

  • Advertising with Wieden and Kennedy - February 16th, 3:00pm

  • PCC Dental Services - February 16th, 3:00pm

  • Animal Services - February 17th, 3:00pm

  • Marketing Agency - February 17th, 4:00pm

  • Marketing Director - February 17th, 3:00pm

  • Naturopathic Birth Center and Primary Care Nursing - February 18th, 4:00pm

  • Optometry/Vision Services - February 18th, 3:00pm

If you find one or several that interest you please register for an event by clicking here.

Other opportunities to consider:

College Information


It’s not too late to apply!

To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). These applications compile financial information and other details about students and families, which the US Department of Education and the State of Oregon use to determine financial need and eligibility for various financial aid opportunities.

Find Application Here

Have questions about the FAFSA/ORSAA process? Check out these presentations:

Presentation by Jenn Satalino, The College Place Director, Oregon

Presentation in Spanish by Anel Venegas Trujillo, Scholarship/Financial Aid Counselor, Western Oregon University

Scholarships Due in February:

Grieg Lodge Scholarship: February 11th

Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship: February 14th

Oregon Young Employee Safety Media Contest: February 19th

Portland Rose Festival Court: February 24th

OSAC Scholarships

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) provides the opportunity to select from their catalog of over 500 scholarships with a single application.

  • Deadlines

    • February 15th, 5pm: Early Bird Deadline

      • Error-free applications will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarships

    • March 1, 5pm: Final Deadline

      • The final deadline for all application materials to be submitted

  • Apply Here