Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc: dedicated to promoting the success of women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. Check out our FREE women-only pre-apprenticeship class and other programs at www.tradeswomen.net.
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that educates girls and women about careers in the construction-related trades, provides pre-apprenticeship training to women interested in entering the trades, and offers support and leadership opportunities to women in the trades. Our mission is to promote the success of women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. We have a long-time sucessful partnership with the NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center, NECA contractors and the IBEW. Check out our video featuring women electricians at: http://www.tradeswomen.net/electricians.html.
Our Pathways pre-apprenticeship program helps women prepare for a career in the building, construction, mechanical, technical or utility trades. Many of our graduates have successfully become electricians. The Pathways’ 7-week Trades and Apprenticeship Career (TAC) class includes topics like creating a trades resume, math and measuring skills, construction culture, what it’s like to work in the trades, visits to apprenticeship programs, basic safety, and tools training. It includes 35 hours of hands-on training, 35 hours of field trips to apprenticeship training centers or job sites plus certification in construction safety and environmental remediation.
The first step toward enrollment in the Pathways program is to come to an Information Session. The session covers information about trades careers, the process to get into an apprenticeship or other trades careers, and provides more details about our Pathways program. Potential students who decide they want to enter our program then sign up for an individual career counseling appointment.
The TAC class is held 5 times a year. Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. can be contacted at 503-335-8200 x 21, or www.tradeswomen.net.