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Thank You, Vigor, for Your Scholarship Fund Contribution


OTI extends our deepest gratitude to Vigor for their support of our work and their generous contribution to our Pathways to Success Scholarship fund.

Vigor is the leading provider of shipbuilding, complex fabrication, and ship repair and conversion in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. They have twelve locations and more than 2,500 workers who work to fabricate heavy, high complexity projects from structural bridge girders to nuclear containment devices, from dam lift gates to space launch complex towers. Vigor loves to build.

Vigor is privately owned and publicly minded. They value training, hard work, and smart thinking. Vigor is serious about safety and environmental stewardship. Vigor’s companies share a common goal: providing world-class maritime and industrial services to support our customers and strengthen the communities where we live and work.


Vigor is a sponsor of our annual Women in Trades Career Fair and they generously hosted us last year when Bank of America presented us with the 2015 Neighborhood Builder Award. OTI has great respect for Vigor’s company values: Truth, Responsibility, Evolution, and Love.

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If you didn’t make it to the 2016 Annual Meeting…

We missed you! Hopefully, you can join us next year – in January, 2017!

As happens each year, Connie shared OTI’s accomplishments from 2015. The short summary version is that it was a very busy year for staff. If you want the more detailed version, well, you are going to have to wait a little longer. We are going to be releasing an annual report later this year and we don’t want to spoil all that hard work!

A critical piece of the Annual Meeting is voting in board members for their two year terms for both new and continuing board members. This year Aida Aranda and Stephanie Peters extended the terms of their board service, and Emily Wigre joined OTI’s Board of Directors!

Sometimes when we welcome someone new, we also have to say goodbye to someone else. After two terms of service, Cari Ebbert decided it was time for her to transition to a new role. She shared her passion for OTI, particularly the important role she feels the organizations plays in creating a community of tradeswomen who support each other. Cari is not a graduate of OTI’s TAC Class, but talked about volunteering for her union at the Women in Trades Career Fair every year. Once she realized that OTI coordinated the entire event, she began to volunteer with us as well! Thank you so much Cari for all of your time and dedication. We look forward to seeing you at OTI events and supporting us in new ways in the future.

We wrapped up the evening by recognizing our 2015 Outstanding volunteers and by holding a raffle. Believe it or not, Jen Netherwood was a winner again! Between hard work and good luck, we suspect she will be running the world soon. Overall, there were 61 people in attendance representing 19 different trades!

See you next year!

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Support & Network Meetings for Women Who Served


Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (OTI) will host a series of meetings for women who served and women veterans. These support and network meetings will take place quarterly at OTI’s offices from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Any and all women with military experience, Active Reserve or National Guard Service, and all who support women veterans are welcome to attend.

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
3934 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite #101
Portland Oregon 97212

Enter the building from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Free parking in the lot behind the building.

Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

Contact us with any questions:
503.335.8200 x 21
[email protected]

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3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #101  |  Portland, Oregon 97212  |   phone: 503.335.8200  |  fax: 503.249.0445

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