Oregon Tradeswomen's 2024 Career Fair

Thank you for joining us at Oregon Tradeswomen's 2024 Career Fair!

Generously hosted by:

NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way
Portland OR 97230

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Employers + Training Providers

Thank you for your participation in Oregon Tradeswomen's 2024 Career Fair! Your presence at the Career Fair is what makes this event such a unique and valuable experience for students and job-seekers alike.


Thank you to the 86 schools who brought their 1,500 students to the Career Fair! We hope that your students came away from the Career Fair inspired by a vision of the bright futures they can build by pursuing these high-skill, high-wage careers.

Job Seekers

Connect with all the organizations you saw at the Career Fair:

  • Airgas USA, LLC
  • Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air
  • Allsource Construction & Safety Supply
  • Andersen Construction
  • ATI Specialty Materials
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Bremik Construction
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union
  • Builders FirstSource
  • Bureau of Labor & Industries
  • Cascadia Technical Academy
  • City of Gresham
  • City of Hillsboro
  • City of Portland

- Bureau of Developmental Services

- Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

- Bureau of Transportation

- Environmental Services

- Human Resources / WABT

- Portland Fire and Rescue

- Portland Parks and Recreation

- Portland Police Bureau

- Water Bureau

  • Clackamas Community College
  • Clackamas County
  • Clackamas County Transportation Maintenance
  • Clark County Paving
  • C.O.A.T. Flagging
  • Columbia Gorge Community College
  • Constructing Hope
  • EC Electric
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • ESS Tech, Inc.
  • Fortis Construction
  • Habitat for Humanity Portland Region
  • Hamilton Construction Company
  • Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers JATC
  • Howard S. Wright
  • I&E Construction
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers W24
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701
  • Interstate Bridge Replacement Project
  • IBEW Local 48
  • JW Fowler Co.
  • Kiewit
  • Lakeside Industries
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • LiUNA Local 737 Laborers
  • Lovett Deconstruction
  • Lovett Inc.
  • LRT Apprenticeship Program
  • McKinstry
  • Meta
  • Metro
  • Mt. Hood Army Recruiting
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Multnomah County
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • National Elevator Industry Educational Program
  • National Women in Roofing
  • NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center
  • Northwest College of Construction
  • Northwest Renewable Energy Institute
  • NW Line JATC
  • NW Natural
  • OEG, Inc.
  • Oregon-Columbia Chapter of NECA
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon OSHA Consultation
  • Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Associations (OSSIA)
  • Oregon & Southwest Washington Floor Covering JATC
  • Oregon, SW Washington, & Southern Idaho Cement Masons Apprenticeship
  • Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[Yes])
  • Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
  • Pacific Power / PacifiCorp
  • Painter and Drywall Finisher Apprenticeships
  • Pence / Kelly Concrete
  • Port of Portland
  • Portland General Electric
  • R&H Construction
  • Sheet Metal Institute
  • Skanska
  • Stacy Witbeck
  • TriMet
  • Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
  • Turner Construction Company
  • UA Local 290
  • UA Local 669 Sprinkler Fitters
  • Vestas
  • Vigor
  • Walsh Construction Co.
  • Washington County
  • Western States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Wilcox and Flegel
  • Wildish Standard Paving Co.


Our volunteers are the best and are truly the POWER behind Oregon Tradeswomen’s annual Career Fair! Thank you for your time and energy to make this event a great success!


Thank You to Our Vendors

Thank you to the following local, BIPOC-owned businesses supporting the Career Fair by feeding our staff, volunteers, and exhibitors!


Recap of the 2023 Career Fair

Thank you to everyone involved in Oregon Tradeswomen's 2023 Career Fair that took place May 19th and 20th! Special thanks to NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center and Local 48 for the generous use of their spaces. Oregon Tradeswomen could not host this event without their incredible support.

Thank you to our dedicated sponsors for their financial support of the Career Fair and their involvement as exhibitors to connect with attendees about careers in their industry. Thank you to the teachers and chaperones who encouraged their students to think about professional paths after high-school that they may not have otherwise known about - and opportunities for a debt-free career education.

Oregon Tradeswomen's 2023 Career Fair by the numbers:

1,080 Middle and high school students
153 Teachers & Chaperones
70 School groups from Oregon & Washington
811 Women and their Families attended on Saturday
73 Volunteers contributed 386 hours
31 Sponsors
90 Businesses, Unions, community colleges, government agencies, and other organizations
31 Interactive exhibits & hands-on workshops

LiUNA representatives talk with Career Fair attendees about apprenticeship and the opportunities for debt-free training and education as a Union Laborer.

Senator Ron Wyden visited Oregon Tradeswomen's annual Career Fair. He enjoyed learning about the great work happening in our region to expand access to apprenticeship and debt-free career education opportunities.

Middle School Girls show their enthusiasm at the Ironworkers Local 29 workshop at Oregon Tradeswomen's Career Fair!


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