Thinking about Careers in the Trades

Earlier this year we blogged about shortages predicted in the next generation of construction workers. One of our favorite events is happening this week – the Women in Trades Career Fair in Portland.  Sponsored by Oregon Tradeswomen, this fair gives girls and women the opportunity to explore new careers. And what a great time for all young people to imagine careers in the trades and construction.

On Thursday, O[yes] (Oregon Young Employee Safety) representatives taught workshops related to safety at work for middle school girls, to be followed tomorrow with high school students. Oregon Tradeswomen has dedicated sponsors and partners supporting the event and hosting lots of other exhibits and workshops – carpentry, welding, solar energy – you name it! On Saturday the fair is open to the public. It looks like the sun will be shining, so why not come on out and explore new career possibilities? Get more details about the fair.

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Dede supports the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center's research, engagement and education programs. She is a certified industrial hygienist.

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