Find Your Future

Find Your Future


Find Your Future 2024

March 16, 2024 | New Market Skills Center | 10:00am to 2:00pm

Registration Closes March 15, 2024!

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Calling all Students and Families!

Free community career exploration event aimed to break down obstacles, barriers, and stigmas associated with employment and provide opportunities for career exploration for both students and their family members of all ages.

Looking to explore different career opportunities or take the first step toward a fulfilling career? Look no further than Find Your Future!

This one-day expo-style event is a place where the community comes together in a space welcome to students and families to learn about the diverse career options available. Businesses from various industries will be showcasing at least one job opportunity in their company, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities to experience different career pathways.

  • Meet with employers face-to-face in a less formal setting.
  • Find inspiration to think about future careers.
  • Identify current job opportunities.
  • Gain new insights into occupations that you may not have previously known existed or thought were attainable to you!

Visitors will be able to come and go throughout the day as there will be an ongoing welcome video at the entrance. There will also be optional breakout sessions on finding education and apprenticeships during set times in the auditorium for a more detailed overview of information and resources:

  • Financing The Future: A walk through Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the steps to the application process.
  • Careers in the Local Economy: An understanding of what jobs are going to become available in the future and how you can prepare yourself for their future in the workforce.
  • Washington State Labor Council: Get to know the programs they offer, how they represent unions throughout Washington State, and the services they can offer you.

Food will be available for purchase during the event.

Registration, Information, Sponsorship

Students and Parents

Student and Family registration opens on February 16, 2024.

Parents/Guardians of student attendees are welcome to attend Find Your Future! No registration is required for parents.

There are 3 parent sessions that help you make informed decisions when helping your student navigate their future.

Interactive Expo Booth

This Find Your Future Career Exploration Event features businesses from the six in-demand industry sectors.

  • Food Production
  • Forest and Wood Products
  • Healthcare
  • Specialty Manufacturing and Logistics
  • IT and Telecom
  • Hospitality and Tourism

Businesses will showcase at least one job opportunity in their company at their interactive expo booth. Each booth is required to provide a minimum of one hands-on activity to engage attendees and familiarize them with each career pathway. Interactive activities can include specialized equipment, scenarios, and training materials to encompass a full sensory experience.

The booths will be available to students and families throughout the entirety of the event.

If you would like to reserve a booth at the Find Your Future Community Career Exploration Event, please use the Sign Up As A Sponsor button under Sponsorships below. 


We have sponsorship opportunities available! Download a Sponsorship packet for more information and use the Sign Up As A Sponsor to reserve a booth today!

Please Note

We will be following the Washington State Department of Health and the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services guidance at this event. All in attendance will be required to comply with this guidance accordingly.

Find Your Future Panel Videos

Previous Years
Check out panels from previous years to get an idea of what to expect.

Thurston County Chamber Foundation

Find Your Future is a Program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation.

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