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Business Member Spotlight: Madden Industrial Craftsman, Inc.


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.

Madden Industrial Craftsman, Inc. is one of our partners in this program and we thank them for their contribution to OTI.  For 25 years, Madden Industrial Craftsmen has served as the premier staffing provider for industrial businesses in the Pacific Northwest, and has provided quality employment opportunities to our pool of skilled workers. Recently, owner Ken Madden posted this article on LinkedIn about the hiring challenges and solutions for the manufacturing sector.

OTI thanks the staff of Madden Industrial Craftsman, Inc. for their support of our programming as a business membership program participant!

If you want to learn more about our business membership program, please send an email to [email protected] for details on how you can be involved.

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Help Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. GROW!

Advantis GROW

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. has been selected as a semi-finalist for a grant from Advantis Credit Union, and we need your help!

Advantis has established GROW to provide nonprofits with funding for local projects that help strengthen our communities. Several grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded.
OTI is in the running to receive support for tools, work gear, and other items for a future Trades & Apprenticeship Career Class.

TAC Student, Cindy, hones her skill on a chopsaw

TAC Student – Cindy – hones her skill on a chopsaw

Can you please help us supply these “Ready to Work” needs for our students by voting for OTI on the Advantis Credit Union website? You can also help by asking family and friends to join in on the daily vote! Voting ends on July 17th at 5pm, and you can vote once per day.

Amanda, Hoffman Construction laborer and her daughter at OTI's 2015 career fair

Amanda, Hoffman Construction laborer and her daughter at OTI’s 2015 career fair

Thank you for your help, and thank you Advantis Credit Union for choosing OTI as a semi-finalist for the GROW award!

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Congratulations June 11 TACC Graduates!


Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is so proud of our most recent group of graduates from our Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class!

Name of Graduate and Trade Goal:

Kristin “Kris” Albers  –  Utility Worker
Carina Beneventi –  Sign Maker/Erector
Jennifer “Jenn” Boyd –  Utility Worker
Shirley A. “Alexsis” –  Cummings    Carpenter
Kerri Danay –  Sheet Metal Worker
LaNel Fritz –  Sheet Metal Worker
Emma Gray –  Sheet Metal Worker
Katherine “Katy” Hardy-Ward –  Sheet Metal Worker
Jennifer Kinder –  Electrician
Vanessa Konopasek –  Ironworker
Sabrina Langfitt –  Sheet Metal Worker
Olivia McKavery –  Cement Mason
Michelle Minor –  Sheet Metal Worker
Hael G. Morales Torres –  Carpenter
Kristine T. Nguyen –  Plumber
Rosalia Ramirez –  Carpenter
Jaclyn “Jac” Rickard –  Welder
Eliani Rodriguez –  Carpenter
Jessica Ross –  Ironworker
Aubrion Sterrett –  Sheet Metal Worker
Makenzie Talbot –  Electrician
Shondra S. Washington –  Tree Trimmer/Power Line Clearance
Erin West –  Plumber
Aisha Winters –  Sheet Metal Worker

Funding for our program is provided by:

Bank of America, The Boeing Company, Construction Apprenticeship & Workforce Solutions, Inc. (CAWS), the Environmental Protection Agency, H.W. Irwin and D.C.H. Irwin Foundation, Hoover Family Foundation, Kaiser Permanente Community Fund at the Northwest Health Foundation, Multnomah Bar Foundation Multnomah County, Oregon Department of Transportation, Pacific Power Foundation, Penney Family Fund, a member of The Common Counsel Foundation, the Portland Development Commission’s Economic Opportunity Program, Stimson-Miller Foundation, The TJX Foundation, U.S. Bank, The Portland Water Bureau and Hoffman Construction through the Community Benefit Agreement, Wells Fargo, Women’s Bureau–U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Foundation of Oregon, Worksystems, Inc., industry donations, and individual tradeswomen and supporters.

Thank you for your investments in OTI and our work!

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