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Oregon Tradeswomen’s 2018 Career Fair

Education, Inspiration, and Opportunity for the Future Construction Workforce

Oregon Tradeswomen extends our deepest gratitude to the Sponsors of our 26th annual Career Fair as well as the companies, unions, and registered apprenticeship programs who presented workshops, hands-on activities, and hosted exhibit booths. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it our best year ever with record-breaking attendance and our deepest gratitude to the staff and members of NECA -IBEW Electrical Training Center and IBEW Local 48 who hosted the event!

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Middle School Student’s Build a House with Walsh Construction Co.

Oregon Tradeswomen’s Career Fair is 100% industry-funded, and is an immense opportunity for school-aged girls and adult career seekers to learn about and access debt-free career education and training.

“I loved the breadth and diversity of opportunities presented. Getting a chance to connect with the potential job seekers before they get immersed in the job market is a wonderful way to communicate out what we’re looking for, while also getting a sense of what our next generation of employees might need in their careers and development.”
– Exhibitor at Oregon Tradeswomen’s 2018 Career Fair

“I really enjoyed doing things I wouldn’t normally do, and things that I was afraid to do.”
– Cynthia, La Pine High School Student

High School Students having fun learning to stop a water main break with Portland Water Bureau

Middle School Students Build a Birdhouse with Skanska

Learning about a bus engine with Trimet

ASI Structures Exhibit Booth

Oregon Laborers Apprenticeship Exhibit Booth

Learning how to use the cutting torch with Ironworkers Local 29

A young fair-goer learns how to solder copper with Local 290


KGW’s Drew Carney Previews Oregon Tradeswomen’s 2018 Career Fair

Rachel Rafanelli at KGW reported on Oregon Tradeswomen’s 2018 Career Fair

KOIN’s Kohr Harlan previewed Oregon Tradeswomen’s 2018 Career Fair

Daily Journal of Commerce Story

NW Labor Press Story

Portland Business Tribune Story


Watch the recap video on YouTube!

Save the Dates in 2019! Oregon Tradeswomen will host our 27th annual Career Fair on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 2019!

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