Thursday, May 8, 2014
There are no exhibits on Middle School Girls’ Day. Activities on Thursday, May 8 focus on interactive, hands-on workshops.
Friday, May 9, 2014
On Friday, High School Girls’ Day, students have shown a strong interest in the trades and many are already enrolled in technical classes. With upcoming retirement of skilled tradespeople, now is the perfect time to connect with and inform high school students and adults about how to get involved in your trade through apprenticeship, community college training, or entry-level work.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The majority of the attendees on Careers for Women day are female job seekers between the ages of 17-35 who report that they are actively seeking a new career. Approximately 20% of the participants report being an ethnic or racial minority and 84% have graduated high school or pursued further studies in college.
Exhibitor registration materials will be available in 2014. If you have questions about exhibiting at the Women in Trades Career Fair, please contact us!
Make it useful:
Have employment applications at your Exhibit Booth for women to fill out and submit
Make it relevant:
Staff your exhibit with tradeswomen from your company or training program. They are great role models for Fair attendees and an excellent source of information to those interested in pursuing a similar career.
Make it interactive:
Bring tools used in your trade and let participants handle them; demonstrate the skills used in your trade or industry; have items for attendees to take home with them.
Showcase your work:
Show off your award-winning projects; display action-oriented photographs of women and men working in your trade.
Two lunches per day are included in the fee; complimentary coffee and morning refreshments are included.
Thank you to the businesses and organizations who exhibited at the 2013 Women in Trades Career Fair
Apprenticeship & Training Division, Bureau of Labor & Industries
Area 1 Plumbers, Painters, and Sign Makers Apprenticeships
Association of Women in Automotive
Bonneville Power Administration
City of Beaverton
City of Portland BES – Wastewater Group
City of Portland Bureaus of Purchases & Human Resources
City of Portland Fire & Rescue
City of Portland Parks & Recreation
City of Portland Water Bureau
City of Vancouver
Constructing Hope Pre-apprenticeship Program
Elevator Constructors JATC
Hoffman Structures Inc.
IBEW Local 125
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 701
Local 290 Plumbers & Steamfitters Apprenticeship
Metro Regional Government
Mt Hood Community College
Multnomah County Workforce Program
NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center
NW Lineworker Apprenticeship
OR SW WA Drywall Joint Apprenticeship Committee
OR SW WA Floor Covering JATC
OR SW WA Glaziers JATC
OR SW WA Painters JATC
Oregon & Southern Idaho and Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Funds
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon State Police
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. Free Training for Women
Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters & Carpenters Institute
Platt Electric Supply
Portland Community College – Bond Program
Portland Community College – Trades & Industry
Portland General Electric
Sheet Metal Institute
Slayden Construction Group
Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 & burn trailer
The Boeing Company
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
Vigor Marine, LLC
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
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