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PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PROGRAM

COVID-19 Resource Page

Oregon Tradeswomen is acutely aware of how the COVID-19 pandemic is creating immense hardship for Oregon’s workforce and we created a resource page:

Oregon Tradeswomen’s COVID-19 Resource Page

 

2020 REVISED PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SCHEDULE

Oregon Tradeswomen is committed to keeping everyone’s health and wellness at the forefront during this time of continued concern about COVID-19 and we are adjusting our services as new information becomes available.

At this time, our first available pre-apprenticeship training program will be offered in Winter 2021 with enrollment opening in Fall 2020.  To receive email reminders about enrollment for our program and other training opportunities, please sign up for our Career Education and Information Session Registration mailing list.

Oregon Tradeswomen’s 8-week program prepares participants for careers in the skilled trades through 192 hours of Oregon Labor and Industries (OLI) approved curriculum, which provides industry skills and readiness through a combination of classroom, lab, hands-on projects, industry field trips, and trades-specific learning. We provide individualized support to all participants to ensure they have what they need to be able to go to work.

While Oregon Tradeswomen does not have any immediate training opportunities, below are links to community partners offering opportunities to explore and prepare for entering a career in the skilled trades.

Constructing Hope

Mt. Hood Community College

Portland Community College

POIC

Portland Youth Builders (for youth ages 17-24)

 

 

About Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

With a focus on apprenticeship, Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pathways to Success program offers the Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC); an 8-week, pre-apprenticeship training class that helps students prepare for a high skill, high wage career in construction. TACC introduces a variety of trades through field trips, guest speakers, hands-on work days, and other training opportunities.

Oregon Tradeswomen’s TAC Class is offered at no charge to participants thanks to generous funding from foundations, industry, and individual donors.

In addition to the core curriculum of our pre-apprenticeship program, students enrolled in the Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class have the option of extending their training commitment an additional 1-3 weeks to enroll in the Industrial Fabrication track or the Environmental Worker Training track.

Please read more about our training offerings below, and contact Vanessa Michelle Escobedo with any questions: vanessa@tradeswomen.net  or call 503.335.8200 x 122

TACC Class enrollment requirements

Overview of the Class Structure

  • Learn basic trades math and measurement
  • Receive an introduction to green building
  • Explore topics such as job site safety and construction culture
  • Learn to use hand and power tools
  • Gain 30 hours of hands-on experience working alongside skilled female instructors on real job sites
  • Go on field trips to apprenticeship training centers and active construction sites
  • Improve physical fitness with strength training taught by a certified fitness trainer
Upon graduation, Oregon Tradeswomen career counselors assist TACC graduates with their job search and application to apprenticeship training programs. Oregon Tradeswomen career counselors also provide individualized employment counseling throughout the entire course of the graduate’s trades career.

WE DRUG TEST

Oregon Tradeswomen’s pre-apprenticeship program complies with the industry standard of zero tolerance for drug use. This includes marijuana. Oregon Tradeswomen conducts two drug tests during our program, once on the first day of programming at the mandatory Orientation, and one random urine test during the period class is in session. If you test positive at either of these times, you will be dismissed from class and asked to re-enroll at a different time when you are able to pass the drug tests.


If you registered for a session and are no longer able to attend
, please contact Vanessa Escobedo : vanessa@tradeswomen.net  or call 503.335.8200 x 122


If you are a service provider
and interested in attending an Information Session to learn about Oregon Tradeswomen’s free training program, please call or email Vanessa Escobedo at vanessa@tradeswomen.net  or call 503.335.8200 x 122


**Please note that Info Sessions are child friendly but we are unable to provide childcare at this time**

Questions? Contact Vanessa Escobedo : vanessa@tradeswomen.net  or call 503.335.8200 x 122

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