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Thank you for your interest in Oregon Tradeswomen’s Women in Metals & Manufacturing training program.

Over the last year, Oregon Tradeswomen has seen an increased demand for skilled manufacturing workers. To most thoroughly prepare the women who seek our training for high-skill, high-wage careers in the trades, Oregon Tradeswomen is now incorporating manufacturing career preparation into our 7-week, state certified pre-apprenticeship training program, the Trades and Apprenticeship Career Classs (TACC).

Students who enroll in our TACC program will receive an introduction to manufacturing and environmentally focused careers and then 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.

The Industrial Fabrication Track is voluntary additional training 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.

The Environmental Worker Training Track is optional training providing 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.

To get started, please sign up for an Information Session about Oregon Tradeswomen’s TACC Class

If you have any questions about the Industrial Fabrication track of our Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class, please contact:

Abby Bandurraga, Pathways Program Manager
503.335.8200 x 33

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