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Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. welcomes the support of the business community to help us fulfill our mission to engage more women and girls in the trades. Our newest opportunity is a scholarship fund program supporting the impactful work of our Pathways to Success program, namely, our Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC).

The TAC Class offers a focus on apprenticeship through a 7-week, state-certified, pre-apprenticeship training program that helps women prepare for high skill, high wage careers in the blue-collar professions in the building, construction, technical, manufacturing, and utility trades. Classes are offered four times a year. All interested participants must first attend an Information Session about the class, and then a rigorous screening interview with staff in order to qualify to participate in the class.

TACC teaches key skills and knowledge that lead to a successful outcome for students as well as teaching the grit, perseverance, and timeliness skills that also contribute to professional readiness: basic math and measurement, job safety, construction culture, using hand and power tools, and physical fitness training. All of this is included with the 30 hours of hands-on training experience working with professional tradeswomen. Due to the intense one-on-one instruction we offer in this program, the cost to cover associated expenses is $5,000 per woman. But our students attend at no cost to themselves!

Why is this? The majority of our students are in low-wage jobs, unemployed, or are being supported by their families. In fact, their average annual income is only $11,000. We raise funds from foundations and contributors to cover the cost of the class and help our students move from poverty to the middle class, and self-sufficiency.

With a contribution toward our Pathways to Success Scholarship Fund, your business can help a woman learn skills and access opportunities to pursue well-paying jobs in our community.

Benefits for Pathways to Success Scholarship Fund Program
  $5,000 $2,500 $1,000
Hyperlinked logo on OTI website during session Yes    
Listed on OTI website during session   Yes Yes
Listed as a supporter on OTI website Yes    
Acknowledgement on Social Media (FB/T/LI) Yes/2x Yes  
Feature article in ToolBox Newsletter Yes    
Invitation to TACC Graduations Yes Yes Yes
Listed on Electronic TACC Graduation Invitation Yes – logo Yes Yes
Listed on TACC Graduation Program Yes Yes Yes

To become a Pathways to Success Scholarship Fund contributor, please download the Scholarship Fund registration form. Thank you for your support!

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