Nearly 180 high school students from the Hoquiam and Ocosta school districts will be participating in a Career Pathway Day facilitated by Grays Harbor Youth Works on March 22nd. With a mission “to engage and transform Grays Harbor Youth through internships with businesses, nonprofits, and public sector organizations, throughout the county, and encourage them to pursue post-secondary and livable wage jobs,” Grays Harbor Youth Works exposes students to a variety of career pathways and possibilities during this event.

Students will start the day with a brief tour of Grays Harbor College to learn about training programs and then will tour local businesses and meet with employers. This year, students will learn about career opportunities at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Summit Pacific Medical Center, Sierra Pacific Industries, Port of Grays Harbor, Satsop Business Park, Grays Harbor County District Court #2, U.S. Coast Guard, Westport Shipyards, Westport 4-H Robotics Lab, and the Westport Aquarium.“Educating and inspiring our youth at a young age to seek out information on potential careers in Grays Harbor makes great sense,” said Dru Garson, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. “Currently, there are many industries and fields recruiting workers for unfilled positions and the time to start thinking about their future is right now.”

Career Pathway Day was made possible through funding from the Seabrook Foundation, Muckleshoot Tribe, and Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. “This is our third year offering Career Pathway Day to Grays Harbor youth and we are incredibly appreciative of the support that we have received throughout the county and from our partners” expressed Doreen Harden-Cato, Executive Director of Grays Harbor Youth Works.

For more information on Career Pathway Day and Grays Harbor Youth Works, please visit their website at: graysharboryouthworks.com/.