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Oregon Tradeswomen promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.  We were founded in 1989 on the principles that women deserve and can attain economic self-sufficiency by pursuing careers in the construction, manufacturing, mechanical, and utility trades while helping and encouraging the trades industry to build a diverse workforce.

Twenty-nine years strong, Oregon Tradeswomen offers innovative trades-based training programs, trades awareness activities and technical assistance to organizations seeking to be inclusive of women in their trade occupations. We offer professional and leadership development for tradeswomen, promote the skilled trades as a highly desirable career path for women and girls, and have earned the respect and support of trades industry employers.  Respect, excellence, equity, community, and empowerment are the values reflected in all of our programs and services.


Pathways Program Instructor

The Pathways Program Instructor supports classroom and hands-on training for Oregon Tradeswomen’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)-approved pre-apprenticeship training program and Environmental Worker Training program for the skilled trades. This position requires the ability to work with diverse adult jobseekers who may be experiencing multiple barriers to employment. Duties include but are not limited to delivering and teaching content, preparing documents and equipment for class, developing, coordinating, and updating training curriculum, and helping cultivate a vibrant, effective, and respectful training experience and inclusive learning environment.

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Application Instructions:

To apply, please send:
1) Your resume
2) A cover letter detailing what in your background and experience qualifies you for this position
3) OPTIONAL: Applicants are encouraged to share their demographic information if they so choose. 

No video applications please.  

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020.  Applications may be sent by e-mail to kelly@tradeswomen.net or mailed to:

Oregon Tradeswomen
ATTN:  Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director
454 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

Women, people of color, and trans/non-binary/non-gendered persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon Tradeswomen is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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454 SE 187th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233; phone: 503.335.8200  |  fax: 503.249.0445