Oregon Tradeswomen Invite to Participate Flyer


Oregon Tradeswomen Invite to Participate Flyer

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

PacifiCorp/Pacific Power

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

RR Donnelley

Slayden Construction Group, Inc.

Stacy & Witbeck, Inc.

Vigor Industrial

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

503.335.8200 x21



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