A state-certified apprenticeship-readiness program helping women prepare for careers in the skilled construction trades.

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Oregon Tradeswomen is a Union Shop!

We are pleased to announce that Oregon Tradeswomen is a union shop! In February of 2023, the staff at Oregon Tradeswomen came together to organize under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local Lodge 63. By the end of 2023, a collective bargaining agreement was reached that serves the needs of both staff and the organization. In our nearly 35 years as an organization, Oregon Tradeswomen has been driven by our mission…

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Women are the Key to the Future of Construction

Oregon Tradeswomen, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and Portland Community College (PCC), celebrated Women in Construction Week at our “We Are the Key” event on March 4th! With the theme of this year’s Women in Construction Week being “Keys to the Future,” tradeswomen and advocates from across the industry gathered to talk about why Oregon women are the key to the future. Hari Chon, Program Analyst for the U.S. Department…

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Statewide Expansion Reaches Lane County

Oregon Tradeswomen continues to expand our pre-apprenticeship training opportunity for women to new communities in Oregon. Our incredible team, and a host of industry partners and supporters, worked hard to bring our Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC)  to Lane County this summer. It’s our largest cohort of students outside of the Portland Metro area so far! Excited doesn’t even begin to capture our feelings about offering our BOLI-certified pre-apprenticeship training program to even more…

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