Oregon Tradeswomen's 2023 Career Fair

May 19 - School Day

8:30 am - 2:30 pm
For students attending with their school.

May 20 Public Day

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Everyone welcome - no registration required

Oregon Tradeswomen’s Annual Career Fair is a FREE, interactive, trades-related career event highlighting apprenticeship and debt-free training options for lucrative careers in the skilled construction trades. It is one of the most exciting and engaging career fairs in our region dedicated to the construction industry!

Oregon Tradeswomen's Career Fair connects thousands of students and job seekers to the wide variety of exciting careers in the skilled construction trades and supports local industry and businesses find qualified, skilled workers.

While focused on presenting these career options to female-identified students and job seekers, Oregon Tradeswomen’s Career Fair is open to everyone! Most workshops are managed by tradeswomen, demonstrating the power and potential of a truly diverse workforce.


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


Oregon Tradeswomen's Career Fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for your students to explore lucrative, debt-free career training opportunities available in the skilled construction trades and adjacent industries.

Attendance is free. Registration is required.

Job Seekers

Come find the career you've been looking for - or one you may have never imagined! More information about which companies and organizations will be exhibiting will be posted closer to the event.


Our volunteers are the best and are truly the POWER behind Oregon Tradeswomen’s annual Career Fair! We can't put this event on without you! Look for a link to sign up closer to the event date.

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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