Career Fairs

We’re on a mission to bring career opportunities and build bridges between our future workforce and local northwest employers.

As part of the High School and Beyond Plan (required of all Washington State graduates), high school juniors and seniors will be able to participate in two Career Clusters breakouts of their choice during the virtual events. With your support, the program rollout began at Blaine High School in 2020 and is expanding throughout Whatcom County and beyond.

Want to know more?
See below for sample Career Fair Agenda and Industry Career Clusters.

Become a supporter for just $500!

Your tax-deductible support includes:
• company logo added to flyer distributed through northwest schools
• company logo added to YES Whatcom website

If you’d like to become a supporter today and pay with a credit card, click here or the button above.
Donations by check should be made payable to Whatcom Business Alliance Research and Education, (a 501c3), and mailed to Whatcom Business Alliance, 3111 Newmarket St., Suite 106, Bellingham WA 98226.

Thank you to the following companies for their support:



Opening & Introduction
[10:00 – 10:15am]
Host introductions, overview, purpose, outcomes for the event; short intro video.

Breakout Sessions
[Breakout 1: 10:15 – 10:40am]
[Breakout 2: 10:40 – 11:10am]
Students will choose two sessions of interest and divide into six Industry Cluster ‘rooms’, up to 50 students each.
Each Industry Cluster ‘room’ will have one moderator and three panelists from different employers in each industry field.
Students will have the opportunity for Q&A via live chat during their sessions.

Closing Session
[11:10 – 11:30am]
Explore other opportunities. Present basics of reaching out for employment and how to contact industry participants.


1. Manufacturing / Construction
2. Health Services
3. Agriculture / Food & Natural Resources
4. Finance / Business Management
5. Transportation / Distribution & Logistics
6. Law Enforcement / Military / Security

* 6 of the 16 established Career Clusters will be used due to time constraints and may vary depending on availability of panelists.