Invites you to
Participate in the 2010
Women in Trades Career Fair!
Lead an Interactive
Thursday, April 29
Middle School Girls Day
Friday, April 30
High School Girls Day
Saturday, May 1
Careers for Women Day
The 18th Annual Women in Trades Career Fair
Three Days of Education, Inspiration, and Opportunity!
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is proud to present the 2010 Women in Trades Career Fair,
offering unique opportunities for girls and female career seekers to:
• Meet and talk with tradeswomen
• Use the tools of the trades
• Learn about apprenticeships
• Prepare for a high paying, highly skilled career
• Find out about opportunities to get involved in the sustainable building industry
OTI’s Women in Trades Career Fair
Thursday, April 29th - Middle School Girls Day
Friday, April 30th - High School Girls Day
Saturday, May 1st - Careers for Women Day (free to the public)
The largest non-traditional career fair of it’s kind, Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. produces the Women in Trades 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.
In 2009, we served nearly 1,000 young women from 67 schools in Oregon and Washington, and
more than 600 adults on Careers for Women Day! We invite you to demonstrate career options in
your building, construction, mechanical, highway, or utility trade and help create an unparalleled
opportunity for girls and women to envision themselves on a path to a trades career: Sponsor,
Exhibit, or Lead an Interactive Workshop at the 18th Annual Women in Trades Career Fair!
Sponsor the 2010 Women in Trades Career Fair
Your participation as a sponsor is critical to the continued success of the Women in Trades Career
Fair. Your generous contribution:
• Makes the 2010 Women in Trades Career Fair an interactive, educational experience for
more than 2,000 young women and aspiring tradeswomen.
• Helps you connect with your target audience of hard-to-find, qualified female job
• Allows participants to meet the tradeswomen role models working in your company.
• Affords you substantive publicity, visibility, and increased company recognition.
• Helps inspire the next generation of tradeswomen!
2010 Sponsor Benefits:
Company Logo Printed on TriMet Bus Signs
Recognition in Press Releases and Media Outreach
Company logo printed on event posters
Company recognition on event brochures Logo Name Name Name
Company recognition on event t-shirts Logo Name Name Name
Advertisement in event program distributed to 2,000+ attendees Full page 1/2 page 1/4 page 1/8 page
Company recognition on event welcome sign Logo Name Name Name
Exhibitor space visited by more than 1,500 attendees Prime Prime General General
Link on Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.’s website Logo Name Name Name
Complimentary Women in Trades Career Fair t-shirts 10 7 4 2
Sponsor Recognition Certificate Framed Framed Unframed Unframed
Lead an Interactive Workshop
FREE for Sponsors and Exhibitors!
Your company has an incomparable opportunity to connect with and inform
hundreds of potential tradeswomen about your industry, showcase your work
and recruit new employees into your industry by presenting a hands-on workshop
led by tradeswomen role models. Interactive, hands-on workshops are
the foundation of what makes the Women in Trades Career Fair such an impactful
experience for attendees and workshop leaders alike!
Organizations leading interactive workshops receive special recognition in
2,000 printed Fair programs which are distributed to every event attendee.
In addition, each workshop team member presenting at the 2010 Women in
Trades Career Fair will receive a FREE women in Trades Career Fair t-shirt and
aluminum water bottle, plus lunch and morning refreshments EACH DAY they participate.
Each workshop is conducted three to four times per day on School days (Thursday April 29 and Friday April 30) and as many
times as you wish to present on Careers for Women Day (May 1).
Please complete the enclosed response form and indicate which days you will present your workshop. Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
will follow up with you about your interactive workshop. Please know that OTI staff members are available to work with your
organization to help plan a successful workshop and answer questions you may have.
Exhibit and reach more than 1,000 women and girls
Booths are FREE for Sponsors at all levels!
With many experienced tradespeople looking at retiring, now is a perfect time to connect with high school students and adults and
inform them about how to get involved in your trade: via apprenticeship, community college training, or entry-level work.
The exhibit area is open Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st
Friday, April 30th, High School Day
Exhibit Hall open 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Friday is High School Day at the Women in Trades Career Fair. Historically, students have shown a strong interest in trades careers,
and many students are already enrolled in professional / technical classes.
Saturday, May 1st, Careers for Women Day
Exhibit Hall open 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The majority of the women attending on Careers for Women Day are career seekers between
the ages of 17 and 35 who report that they are actively seeking a new career. We highly
encourage accepting resumes at your booth and/or offering a list to attendees of the kinds of
jobs they could pursue in your company and how to apply.
Maximize Your Presence as an exhibitor!
Make your booth interactive: Bring some of the tools used in your trade and
encourage the participants to handle them, demonstrate skills used in your industry, allow
attendees to make items to take home with them.
• Make it relevant and useful: Staff your exhibit with tradeswomen from your company or
training program - these women are the best role models for Fair attendees. Offer a list
to attendees of the kinds of jobs they could pursue in your company and how to apply.
• Showcase your work: Display your award winning projects and display action-oriented
photographs of women working in your trade.
Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2009 Women in Trades Career Fair!
Platinum Level Sponsors
Bonneville Power Administration
HVAC & Metals Institute
KGW Northwest News Channel 8
NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center
Portland Development Commission
UA Local 290 Plumbers, Steamfitters, & Marine Pipefitters Training Trust / Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association
Gold Level Sponsors
Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters / Willamette Carpenter Training Center
Portland General Electric
Silver Level Sponsors
Northwest Line Construction JATC
Oregon Department of Transportation
Sulzer Pumps US, Inc.
Bronze Level Sponsors
Area 1 Inside Electrical JATC
City of Portland, Bureau of Purchases
Daily Journal of Commerce
Eugene Water & Electric Board
Greater Portland Roofers & Waterproofers Training Center
Hamilton Construction Company
The Home Depot
Hoffman Structures, Inc.
Howard S. Wright Constructors
Oregon and SW Washington Cement Masons Apprenticeship
Mowat Construction Company
Oregon Institute of Technology
Port of Portland
Slayden Construction Group, Inc.
Stacy & Witbeck, Inc.
Walsh Construction Co.
Additional Contributions from:
Area 1 Plumbers JATC, Electrical Signmakers Training Trust,
Oregon Department of Education, and Williams & Dame Development, Inc.
The Women in Trades Career Fair
is Graciously Hosted by:
NECA / IBEW Electrical Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way
Portland OR 97230
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
1714 NE Alberta Street
Portland OR 97211