The Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub is excited to announce that we have partnered with Oregon Connections (also known as Nepris) – a social community that connects educators and learners with a global database of network and industry professionals and experts – to provide full access to their platform for public schools in our region for FREE.

Oregon Connections for Educators – Engage students through Real-world connections

Through Nepris you can take learning beyond the four walls of the classroom! Educators, librarians and counselors can access an extensive network of industry professionals who bring real-world context to everyday lessons by:

  • Joining an industry-offered virtual chat
  • Request a virtual guest speaker for your class
  • Browsing and viewing industry videos
  • Explore career pathways

Learn more at

Oregon Connections for Industry & Business Professionals – Share your skills to inspire the next generation

Nepris matches your background, experience, and skills to classroom and curriculum needs creating meaningful virtual interactions with the next generation of workers, anywhere, anytime. We make it possible to implement skills-based volunteering. Here’s how to get started:

  • Browse virtual volunteering opportunities
  • Sign up and offer to do an industry chat
  • Build your professional profile

Learn more at

More links to learn more:

  • Download our flyer to share with your colleagues
  • Educators – take a look at how Oregon Connections can be used
  • Industry & Business professionals – take a lot at how you can volunteer to make a difference for students in our community!

For more information, contact Chris Singer