Careers in Gear

CareersInGear-ForWebFebruary 6, 2020

8:00AM – 4:00PM

Medford School District Education Center
(Central Medford High School Gym)

10th Annual Youth Success Expo: This is a one-day expo bringing 1,700 high school students together in one place to explore the incredible variety of career options in Southern Oregon and giving them tools to encourage their pursuit of careers in our region.

Southern Oregon is teaming with dynamic, entrepreneurial businesses with incredible career opportunities.  Thousands of high school students in our region enter the workforce every year and have very little knowledge of the exciting career pathways right her in their own back yard.

Careers in Gear is a one-day expo that will bring over 2000 high school students from 11 high schools together in one place to explore the incredible variety of careers options in Southern Oregon and give them some tools to encourage their pursuit of vocational education in our region.

Click here to view the flyer.


Careers in Gear is an excellent way for schools in incorporate a Career Related Learning Experience into their students’ portfolios.  Registration begins in the fall of each school year, and is on a first-come-first-served basis.  Schools agree to provide a CLRE activity before and after student participation at Careers in Gear to create a holistic learning experience.  Careers in Gear targets 9th grade students in Southern Oregon as they move to choosing vocational pathways in their high school education.


Careers in Gear is a business-driven event.  Hundreds of business volunteers lead the day and share their expertise with the students.  There are many ways for a business volunteer to get involved:

  • Attract future workforce to your industry
  •  Get face time with students
  • Showcase your service/product
  • Sponsor the event
  • Contribute door prizes
  • Invite your industry partners to participate


$100 Early Bird Registration ends December 31st. Sign-up early to save on registration.

(Regular Booth Fee – $125)

Get involved with our local workforce efforts to grow our own, and keep them in our region!  Your next generation of employees awaits!

For more information, contact Barb Smith, Careers in Gear Event Manager, Junior Achievement, (971) 255-4944 or