Webinars

OSAC and ASPIRE offer a variety of webinars throughout the year for students, parents, and career/college practitioners. Our webinars provide up-to-date information about Oregon grant programs, scholarships, financial aid application assistance, and support via live Q&A. Our webinars are available at no cost. Registration is required to receive event link and reminder email. Follow us on social media and newsletters for new offerings and check this page frequently for updates.

High School and College Student Webinars

Webinars will relate to career and/or college planning and may include financial aid and scholarship support, student loan information, the Oregon College Savings Plan, and more.

None at this time.

Career and College Practitioner Webinars

Webinars geared toward counselors, teachers, career/college advisors, and ASPIRE coordinators who assist students and adult learners with career and college plans.

ORSAA Line-by-Line

FAFSA Plus+ Training

2024-25 FAFSA/ORSAA Updates, Line-by-Line, Q & A  

Trades & Apprenticeships STEP by STEP

Webinar Series (3 total webinars between January-March 2024)

Session 1: Overview of Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships for the Trades

Description: Join us for part one of a three-part series called Trades Step by Step. Our hosts will offer an overview of the trades, pre- apprenticeships, and apprenticeships what they are and how they work. This session will be recorded and available later.

Session 2: Trades Apprenticeships Resources plus unions and non-unions

Description: Join us for part two of a three-part series called Trades Step by Step. Our hosts will take a deeper dive into the trades, apprenticeships, unions and non-unions and career opportunities. Participants will learn how to utilize the functions on the BOLI website to help students and job seekers find an employer in trades. This session will be recorded and available later.

Session 3: Interviews for Apprenticeships, Ranking System and Preparation

Description: Join us for part three of a three-part series called Trades Step by Step. Our hosts will help you learn what it means to navigate an interview in an apprenticeship program. How the apprenticeship programs use their ranking system and how a student can help prepare themselves for a future in the trades.

ASPIRE Webinars

Webinars geared toward ASPIRE coordinators and ASPIRE mentors who assist students and adult learners with career and college plans.

No need to register, just click on the links below. 

ASPIRE Connections- These sessions cover timely topics for Coordinators and Mentors. 

  • Employability Skills
    • Description: Join Cherie Clark (Manager: Willamette ESD) as she presents the Oregon Employability Skills Curriculum, a free comprehensive and open-access resource designed to empower students with the essential skills they need to successfully transition into the ever-evolving world of careers.
    • Date/Time: February 13th, 10am-11am
    • Link
  • Celebrations & Transitions
    • Description: How to make the celebration: senior decision day, scholarship award night, middle school transition and more
    • Date/Time: March 12th, 10am-11am
    • Link

Mentor Q & A- These sessions for Mentors offer open time to ask questions and learn together. Please view the Mentor Training video prior to this session.

  • Mentor Q & A (quarterly; not recorded)
    • Description: Unscripted session that focuses on your questions! Stay the whole time or just drop-in.
      • January 23rd, 9am-9:30am Link
      • March 12th, 9am-9:30am Link

Coordinator Community- These sessions offer an open agenda for Coordinators discuss and learn from each other.

  • Coordinator Community (quarterly; not recorded)
    • Description: Coordinator Community: conversation and Q & A for those who attend 
      • January 24th, 2:30-3:00 Link
      • March 13th, 2:30-3:00 Link
      • May 15th, 2:30-3:00 Link

Partner Webinars

Webinars hosted by partner organizations that help students plan for their future, provide assistance during the college planning experience, or offer post-college success tips.