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2014 Women in Trades Career Fair

The largest non-traditional career fair of its kind, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. produces the interactive, 3-day Women in Trades Career Fair to increase the overall number of women working in the trades and to help fill the imminent gap in the labor force that will be created with record-levels of upcoming retirements of skilled trades people.

Produced annually since 1993, this unique, industry sponsored and volunteer powered event offers dozens of hands-on activities designed to introduce women and girls to the possibility of a future career in the trades.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Middle School Girls’ Day
For pre-registered schools.
Hands-on workshops and activities from 8:30am – 2:30pm


Friday, May 9, 2014

High School Girls’ Day
For pre-registered schools.
Hands-on workshops and activities from 8:30am – 2:30pm


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Careers for Women Day
Open to everyone! No pre-registration required.
Hands-on workshops and activities from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:

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

Directions to the Women in Trades Career Fair as Google link and downloadable .pdf.

 Time Specific Workshops on Saturday, May 10:

Download a .pdf of workshop descriptions

9:10 am    
Create a Mini Wind Turbine (Room 9)
Create Your Own Mini Floor (Room 6)
Bending the Light – low voltage electricity (Room 7)

10:00 am
OTI Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class Information Session (Room 12)

10:10 am
Create a Solar Operated Cricket (Room 8)
Create Your Own Mini Floor (Room 6)
Bending the Light – low voltage electricity (Room 7)

11:10 am    
Create a Mini Wind Turbine (Rom 9)
Create Your Own Mini Floor (Room 6)
Bending the Light – low voltage electricity (Room 7)

Noon:    
Construction Wear Fashion Show (Main Tent)

12:10 pm    
Create a Solar Operated Cricket (Room 8)

1:00 pm    
Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class Information Session (Room 5)

1:00 pm    
Dads and Daughters Event (Room 12) Refreshments served

1:10 pm    
Create a Mini Wind Turbine (Room 9)
Create Your Own Mini Floor (Room 6)
Bending the Light – low voltage electricity (Room 7)

2:10 pm  
Create a Solar Operated Cricket (Room 8)
Create Your Own Mini Floor (Room 6)
Bending the Light – low voltage electricity (Room 7)

a middle school student learns how to drill at the 2010 Women in Trades Career Fair

A middle school student learns how to drill at the 2010 Women in Trades Career Fair

Drop-in Workshops on Saturday, May 10:

Bucket Truck Ride, Hot Sticks, Pole Climb
(Outside spaces 13, 14, and 16)
Ironworking Basics (Outside space 8)
Jackhammer (Outside Space 12)
Bind a Book (Inside Room 16)
Build a Metal Flower Pot (Inside Room 3)
Solder Copper (Inside Lab 2B)
Fire and EMT (Outside Spaces 5 and 11)
Welding (Inside Lab 3)
Railcar S9mulator (Outside Space 7)
Energy Efficiency (Outside Space 2)
Ladder Climb (Outside Space 5)
ODOT Sign, Asphalt Use (Outside Space 3)
Operate and Excavator (Outside Space 15)
Patrol Car (Outside Space 10)
Fix a Water Main Break (Outside Space 4)
Hot Welding for Roofs (Outside Space 6)

Fair Review and Photos from the 2013 Women in Trades Career Fair

Download the Review of the 2013 Women in Trades Career Fair

 

General Images from the 2013 Women in Trades Career Fair

 

Images from the “Superimpose Yourself” workshop put on by PYBMedia at the 2013 Women in Trades Career Fair:

 

 

 

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