Through its three core programs and Oregon Tradeswomen’s annual Career Fair, Oregon Tradeswomen works to:

  • Recruit, train, place and retain women in the electrical, mechanical, highway and utility trades
  • Encourage middle and high school aged girls to learn about trades careers options through hands-on activities
  • Address broader issues of economic opportunity, access to apprenticeship training and workforce development.


Pathways to success program logoPathways to Success Pre-Apprenticeship ClassOregon Tradeswomen’s Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class is a 7-week state-certified pre-apprenticeship class for women. Classroom instruction and field work help prepare women for a high skill, high wage career in the trades.
T.O.O.L.S. program logoTradeswomen Organized for Outreach, Leadership and Support (T.O.O.L.S.)Oregon Tradeswomen’s TOOLS program gives tradeswomen the skills and opportunity to advocate for equity in the trades. Learn more about networking meetings, events, and current campaigns.
Women in Trades Career Fair program logoOregon Tradeswomen’s Career FairThe largest non-traditional event of its kind, Oregon Tradeswomen produces our annual Career Fair to help fill the imminent gap in the labor force that will be created with record-levels of upcoming retirements of skilled trades people, and to increase the overall number of women working in trades careers.


COVID-19 Resource Page

Oregon Tradeswomen is acutely aware of how the COVID-19 pandemic is creating immense hardship for Oregon’s workforce and we created a resource page:

Oregon Tradeswomen’s COVID-19 Resource Page

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