rising together

Solid Form is committed to redefining right-fit career paths for the next generation of workers. That starts with us, but doesn’t end there. Learn how we’re leading this discussion.

the big idea: forging right-fit career paths

For years, career success has been defined by a four-year degree and a corner office. But what about the jobs that helped build the corner office? Society has unintentionally belittled these career options — which has led to a disengaged workforce, a widening skills gap, and shrinking middle class.

Hear Solid Form President Deven Paolo address this topic from the TEDx stage.

funding trade scholarships

In 2019, proceeds from our Rising Together Pinot Noir custom crush added up to fund scholarships for seven students entering the skilled trades. This year, we are again collaborating with Carlton Winemakers Studio – and we are adding a Chardonnay. Many thanks to Fairsing Vineyard and Winderlea Vineyard & Winery for their contributions!

Bottling will take place later in the year, and you can already pre-order your bottle or case through the form below.

reserve your bottle:

Let us know how many bottles ($25 each) or cases of Rising Together Pinot Noir and/or Chardonnay you want to pre-order. We will follow up with payment and pickup options.

* Please note that quantities are not guaranteed until payment is received.

forging right-fit partnerships

We can’t do it alone — which is why we’ve aligned ourselves with other businesses, educational institutions, and industry leaders to spread our message far and wide.

We’re proud to be a part of the conversation. Check out some of our community involvement, past and future, and learn how you can join in.

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Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

December 1, 2020|
McMinnville, OR

We invite graduating high school students to apply for one of seven $2,000 scholarships toward the tools, tuition, and supplies they’ll need to embark on their career in the skilled trades. And now, students have until December 31, 2020 to apply. Download the McMinnville Area Vocational Endowment Fund’s application materials for details!

Download the Application
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Rising Together Unconference

July 21, 2020|
Online Event

It starts with us: building remarkable skilled trades workplaces, supporting the next generation, and redefining right-fit career paths. How can business leaders, educators, and government representatives work together to realize the industry’s potential? Join us for a one-of-a-kind event where we’ll explore this topic in a unique collaborative format.

Date & Time
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
9am – 3pm

Join the Conversation
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Rising Together Pinot Noir

October 11, 2019|
McMinnville, OR

2019’s Rising Together Pinot Noir was a custom crush wine, proceeds of which went to Solid Form’s educational endowment fund to support the skilled trades. The wine sold out in October, raising enough to fund scholarships for seven students!

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TEDx McMinnville

January 26, 2019|
McMinnville, OR

Solid Form President Deven Paolo was selected to present at McMinnville’s inaugural TEDx event – which brought together local thought leaders to weigh in on the theme of “Under the Microscope.” The talk was framed around how to bridge the gap to right-fit career paths.