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On May 10th, a bright Friday morning, a group of OCDA members and career development professionals toured Daimler Trucks North America to learn about career paths, the worldwide Daimler network of vehicles and services, and of course, all those trucks!
During a discussion with the HR team, we learned about CAReers, the 2-year management training program that takes top talent and introduces them to different Daimler departments and sites. We also learned about careers available at Daimler for professionals in an array of fields including environmental sciences, biology, engineering fields,
business fields, and much more.
business fields, and much more.
And then, it was time for a tour! We saw the lift that dropped 7-ton trucks and crashed them into cement walls, two members of our group bravely rode in a cab for a shaker demonstration during which the cab bounced and rattled as if over cobblestone, speed bumps and other gauntlet-like road blocks. Later, we viewed the cold chamber, where engineers were testing the cab’s efficiency at keeping the inside warm, part of a multi-million dollar initiative through Daimler and the government.
So now as we travel up and down I-5, we we know a little something more about these monstrous vehicles, and the careers and people who put them on the road!
- Donna Montoya, OCDA Secretary
Monday, January 14, 2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in OCDA's 2012 Poster and Poetry Contest! The judges enjoyed all of the entries and appreciated the hard work and creativity they displayed in portraying this year's contest theme “Inspiring Careers: Honoring History.”
The following student’s entry was chosen as first place winner, and he will receive a $25 gift card. The work of the winner will be entered into the National Career Development Association contest.
Sam Barlow High School
1st Place High School, Poster C2 Category
The Oregon Career Development Association plans to sponsor another poster and poetry contest next fall. We hope you will consider participating in next year’s contest!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
There was a great turnout for our fall industry tour with Women in Commercial Real Estate (CREW). CREW’s goal is to educate people about the various career options available as this is not typically a career that people intentionally pursue, but may find very rewarding. OCDA members met at the Conway development site in Portland and learned about the site development and listened to a panel of CREW members discuss their career paths in commercial real estate.
One of the things that struck me was to learn how varied the educational backgrounds were of their new hires. All their new hires had bachelor’s degrees, but not all of them were in business and finance as one might assume – many were liberal arts majors with good critical thinking and communication skills. This could be an exciting option for clients you work with. I recommend taking a look at the extensive information CREW that we have made available online. It describes various career options as well as includes the bio’s and career paths of the members of CREW. A big thank you to Greg Flores for planning this tour. Click here to download CREW's tip sheet and employee bios.
Save the Date! Our next Industry Tour is Scheduled for May 3rd with Daimler.