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Important Information About Our 2018 Program Schedule

Thank you for your interest in Oregon Tradeswomen’s pre-apprenticeship training program. We are in the process of shifting the way we offer Career Education about the construction industry, training opportunities for women, as well as specific information about Oregon Tradeswomen’s state-certified pre-apprenticeship training program.

This change accompanies an overall examination of our Pathways to Success program to explore our capacity to not only serve more women in our training, but to also improve outcomes for women interested in the skilled trades and women seeking our services. Our next pre-apprenticeship training class will be offered in July 2018.

About Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program

With a focus on apprenticeship, Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pathways to Success program offers the Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC); a 7-week, pre-apprenticeship training class that helps women prepare for a high skill, high wage career in construction. The 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.

Industrial Fabrication
This is a voluntary additional training track providing a targeted introduction to and hands-on experience with welding, machining, shop math, and blueprint reading in order to prepare students to enter skilled careers in the broad and booming manufacturing industry. This additional training track runs up to 3-weeks and will offer up to 80 hours of welding education. The successful completion of this training track meets the qualifications to take a Flux Core certification test.

Environmental Worker Training
This optional training track provides a 40 hour hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) certificate, First Aid/CPR, and AED certificates at no cost to participants. It also includes an additional day of classroom education about environmental careers, such as deconstruction, hazardous waste abatement, and environmental remediation careers, as well as additional field trip days to sites where industry partners are doing this work.

2018 TAC Class Schedule

January 16 – March 1
July 10 – August 23
October 2 – November 15

Class runs from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Download a .pdf flyer about our TAC Class

Register for an Information Session about the class, the first step to enrollment in the program.

Overview of Oregon Tradeswomen’s TACC Class

  • 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, OTI career counselors assist TACC graduates with their job search and application to apprenticeship training programs. OTI career counselors also provide individualized employment counseling throughout the entire course of the graduate’s trades career.

TACC Class enrollment requirements

Additional information about OTI’s TACC Class

TACC student Nichet makes a key connection When does TACC Class meet?
Class meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 7 weeks, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.How much does TACC Class cost?
Thanks to OTI’s supporters, the TACC Class is offered to women at no charge.

How do I get started with TACC Class?
Register online
Our team will contact you in June about July 2018 enrollment.

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