Oregon Tradeswomen transforms women’s lives by building economic independence and community through education, training, advocacy, and leadership development in the skilled trades.
Bottom Line for Portland
Oregon Tradeswomen provides free career education, training, job placement and support services to 3,000 women and girls yearly. We help move women, with an average incoming wage of $12,600, and their families out of poverty. After completing a free, eight-week construction training program, these women can immediately earn $37,500 or more a year.
“There are no words to describe the empowerment and confidence of finding a path to success and self-sufficiency, or the pride that wells up inside knowing I’m making a difference in my community and my children’s lives by giving them financial stability and greater opportunities.”
—Courtnee Holm, Pathways to Success graduate, electrical apprentice
Dovetail Workwear will match all donations of $20 or more up to $1000 and one person who donates on December 17th will win a pair of Dovetail workpants. Madden Industrial will match all donations of $50 or more up to $2500.