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Link to YouTube Video from East Cascade Works about OTW's pre-apprenticeship training program

About Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

With a focus on apprenticeship, Oregon Tradeswomen’s Pathways to Success program offers a Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class (TACC); a 192-hour apprenticeship and employment readiness training program to prepare adult job-seekers for a career in the skilled construction trades.

TACC introduces program participants to a variety of skilled trades through field trips, guest speakers, hands-on work days, and trades-specific training opportunities. The participants also learn about registered apprenticeship; an “earn while you learn model” which is often the next step to career pathways in the construction industry.

Oregon Tradeswomen’s training program is offered at no cost to job seekers. Individuals successfully completing the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries certified program receive a certificate of completion recognized by industry registered apprenticeship training programs and employers.

Oregon Tradeswomen career counselors assist TACC graduates with their job search and application to apprenticeship training programs and employers. Oregon Tradeswomen career counselors also offer individualized employment counseling throughout the entire course of the graduate’s trades career

UA Local 290 and NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center provide direct entry to qualified TACC program graduates.

Overview of the Class Structure

  • Learn basic trades math and measurement
  • Receive an introduction to green building
  • Explore topics such as job site safety and construction culture
  • Learn to use hand and power tools
  • Gain 30 hours of hands-on experience working alongside skilled female instructors
  • Go on field trips to apprenticeship training centers and active construction sites
  • Improve physical fitness with strength training taught by a certified fitness trainer

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Woman / Non-Binary
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Able to pass UA drug testing – we test during class! Learn more below
  • Desire to pursue a career in the construction industry
  • Have a low income, determined by earning less than 80% of the Portland Metro Median Income (Based on this table)
  • Our program priority service area is Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties.
  • We prioritize applicants who are BIPOC, veteran, and re-entry/formerly incarcerated

Drug Testing: Policy and Information

Oregon Tradeswomen’s pre-apprenticeship program complies with the industry standard of zero tolerance for drug use. This includes marijuana.

Oregon Tradeswomen conducts two drug tests during our program, once on the first day of programming at the mandatory orientation, and one random urine test during the period class is in session.

If you test positive at either of these times, you will be dismissed from class and asked to re-enroll at a different time when you are able to pass the drug tests.

Click here for additional details about our drug testing policy.

 

NOTE

This program financed in whole or in part with federal funds provided through Worksystems, Inc. WorkSource is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To place a free relay call in Oregon dial 711.

Learn More About Trades Careers!

Tradeswomen Careers: Electricians. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)
Electricians (3:40)

Tradeswomen Careers: Ironworkers. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)
Ironworkers (4:12)

Tradeswomen Careers: The Lineworker video thumbnail. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)Lineworkers (3:46)

Tradeswomen Careers: Plumbers. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)
Plumbers (3:46)

Tradeswomen Careers: Sprinkler Fitters. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)
Sprinklerfitters (3:37)

Tradeswomen Careers: Green Building. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)
Women Want Green Jobs (4:21)

Tradeswomen Careers: Women in the Military in Green Jobs. Click image to start YouTube video (includes audio)

Women Veterans in the Trades (4:06)

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