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

When we first introduced our Rising Together custom crush in 2019, we raised enough to provide seven scholarships for students entering the skilled trades. Since then, proceeds have have also funded project-based learning kits while students didn’t have access to in-person instruction. We look forward to continuing to grow this impact. In 2020, we again collaborated with Carlton Winemakers Studio for a delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Many thanks to Fairsing Vineyard and Winderlea Vineyard for their contributions!

Join us in supporting the skilled trades by ordering a 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’d like to 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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UPCOMING EVENT

Scholarship Application

December 31, 2021|
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. Download the McMinnville Area Vocational Endowment Fund’s application materials for details!

Download the Application
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PAST EVENT

Rising Together Unconference

July 21, 2020|
Online Event

In this one-of-a-kind annual event, we collaborated on building remarkable skilled trades workplaces, supporting the next generation, and redefining right-fit career paths. We aimed to answer the question: How can business leaders, educators, and government representatives work together to realize the industry’s potential?

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PAST EVENT

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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PAST EVENT

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.