Oregon Tradeswomen helps transform lives by building community and economic independence through empowerment, training, career education, advocacy, & leadership development in the skilled trades.
Bottom Line for Portland
Oregon Tradeswomen currently has a waiting list of more than 1200 people and there’s no shortage of construction jobs across the region. With expanded capacity, Oregon Tradeswomen can help more people find better paying jobs with good benefits. Our training program is free to participants, it’s not a hand-out but a hand-up. Helping people be employed in high-paying jobs allows them to reinvest in the community and take care of their families.
“In the trades, I know I can be on my own and be okay. I know I have food to eat every day, I have an apartment to go home to every night, and I have health insurance for the first time in my entire life. If Oregon Tradeswomen didn’t take a chance on me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Jamie Jarrett, Electrical Apprentice, IBEW Local 48
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In our work with industry, across communities, and internally, Oregon Tradeswomen is an ally in achieving racial and gender equity.
Our collaborative approach to equity and inclusion relies on our strong, strategic, and authentic partnerships.
Our staff and board commit to utilizing a racial and gender justice lens to design, implement, and evaluate our programming and policy work, as well as our internal policies and procedures.
Two lucky donors during the first week of the campaign will be entered to win a $200 gift card from Dovetail Workwear.
During November, all donors 35 and under will be entered to win a prize package from Coast Products valued at $260