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Dear Friends and Supporters:

In response to growing concerns and guidance on mitigating the impact of COVID-19, Oregon Tradeswomen is postponing our annual Career Fair originally scheduled to be held on May 15 & 16 to Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26, 2020. We hope that by moving the event to the fall, we will be past self-quarantines and social distancing – and resuming as normal.

Registered schools will have their spaces held for the Friday, September 25 – School Day. We hope your students will be excited to participate in the event as they return to school in the fall. We also ask our school partners share the information with high school seniors and their parents so they may attend on Saturday, September 26, which is open to the public. We also encourage you to share resources (https://tradeswomen.net/resources/) with high school seniors who may be planning next steps post-graduation.

Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, and many industry partners who help make this annual event a success. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate these uncertain times together, and continue to find ways to serve our community, support job-seekers, meet industry needs, and celebrate the truly dynamic careers the skilled trades offer!

If your organization is not yet registered, our team is here to help! Please register as a sponsor or exhibitor:  or reach out directly to Lisa Palermo at: lisa@tradeswomen.net

Our thanks to NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center and IBEW Local 48 who will host the event September 25 and 26, 2020. We couldn’t do it without you!

Oregon Tradeswomen is grateful for your continued support. Our annual Career Fair is the result of many partners coming together to illustrate the value of a career in the trades. We will get through the current challenge, and we will come back together in the fall to make this year’s Career Fair the best one yet!

With gratitude,
Oregon Tradeswomen


A Hands-on Career Fair Introducing Debt-Free Career Education
High-paying, High-demand Careers in the Skilled Trades.


Friday, September 25 – School Day
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
For students attending with their school


Saturday, September 26 – Public Day
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free and Open to Everyone
No Registration Required



NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way
Portland OR 97230

Oregon Tradeswomen’s annual Career Fair is a hands-on, trades-related Career Event highlighting the lucrative careers in the construction trades. While focused on presenting these career options to female-identified job seekers, Oregon Tradeswomen’s Career Fair is open to everyone! Most workshops are managed by tradeswomen, demonstrating the power and potential of a truly diverse workforce.


Please join us to expand your workforce



Introduce your students to debt-free career education


Come find the career you’ve been looking for – or one you may have never imagined! Details about this year’s event will be posted closer to the event, including how to access the event app, a list of participating Unions, companies, organizations, as well as the hands-on workshops and other activities you can check out at Oregon Tradeswomen’s 2020 Career Fair on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

The event is FREE and we offer FREE onsite childcare. There will be FREE shuttle service from the Gateway Transit Center as well as LIMITED onsite parking.

Additional details will be posted closer to the event date




Our volunteers are the BEST and are truly the POWER behind Oregon Tradeswomen’s annual Career Fair!

Stay Tuned! Volunteer Registration will open in the summer!


Visit our 2019 Career Fair Archive Page to see photos, watch a video, view the inspiring TV commercials, and download a copy of the review report.

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