Participate in the 2012 Women in Trades Career Fair!

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Participate in the 2012 Women in Trades Career Fair!

Lead an Interactive WorkshopThe engaging, hands-on workshops are the foundation of what continuesto make the Women in Trades Career Fair such an exceptional andimpactful experience for attendees and workshop leaders alike. Bypresenting an interactive workshop led by tradeswomen, workshoppresenters have an extraordinary opportunity to connect with and informhundreds of potential tradeswomen about their industry, showcaseprojects, and recruit new employees.Past workshops have included topics such as: Concrete SteppingStones, Wind Power, Wire a Light and Switch, Building Bird Feeders,Highway Transportation, Climb a Utility Pole, Operate a Jackhammer,Make Sheetmetal Flower Pots, and much more.** Workshops are free for Sponsors and Exhibitors. Each workshoppresenter receives a free Women in Trades Career Fair t-shirt, pluslunch and morning refreshments each day of participation.Please complete the enclosedresponse form and indicatewhich days are preferred forpresenting workshops.Each workshop is conductedon a schedule three to fourtimes per day on School days(Thursday, May 17 andFriday, May 18) and as manytimes as you wish to presenton Careers for Women Day(Saturday, May 19).OTI staff are available towork with your organizationto help plan a successfulworkshop, coordinate thedetails and logistics, andanswer any questions youhave about how to make themost of your workshop.Photo by Dawn Jones_________________________________________Thursday, May 17 (Middle School Girls’ Day)Friday, May 18 (High School Girls’ Day)Saturday, May 19 (Careers for Women Day)


Become a SponsorThe Women inTrades CareerFair is 100%industry supported.Your sponsorshipof this uniqueevent will createan unmatchedopportunity forpeople in thePortlandmetropolitan areato link yourcompany namePhoto by Dawn Jonesand logo with economic opportunity and positive change benefitting youthand the whole community.In addition to the high-value recognition benefits you will receive as asponsor of the 20th Annual Women in Trades Career Fair, (please see theSponsor Benefits grid to the right), your sponsorship:• Connects you to a target audience of hard-to-find, qualified femalejob candidates;(Historically, more than 600 high school girls exploring career optionsattend the Fair on Friday, and 500 women job-seekers attend the Fairon Saturday, Careers for Women Day.• Helps increase diversity and the overall number of women seekingcareers in the trades;• Allows participants to meet established tradeswomen workingin your company;• Creates an interactive, hands-on educational experience for morethan 2,000 young women and aspiring tradeswomen;• Helps inspire the next generation of tradeswomen!_________________________________________Thursday, May 17 (Middle School Girls’ Day)Friday, May 18 (High School Girls’ Day)Saturday, May 19 (Careers for Women Day)


2012 Sponsor Benefits: Platinum$10,500Company Logo Printed onTriMet Bus Signs:Viewed by 1,672,405Company Logo included in FairTelevision CommercialViewed by 587,487 adults age 18 & upCompany Logo included in printadvertisementsViewed by over 1,800,000 readersCompany logo printed on eventposters1,700 posters are printed anddistributed throughout thePortland Metropolitan areaYesYesYesYesGold$7,800Company Recognition in PressReleases Yes YesCompany recognition on eventpostcards (oversize 8” x 10” cards)10,000 printed and mailed or distributedthroughout the Portland Metropolitan area.Company recognition on eventt-shirtsOver 650 shirts distributedAdvertisement in Fair program2,000 copies printed and distributedCompany recognition on outdoor Fairwelcome banner3’ x 6’ color bannerExhibitor space at Fairvisited by more than 1,000 attendeesSilver$4,750Bronze$2,250Logo Name Name NameLogo Name Name NameFull Page 1/2 page 1/4 page 1/8 pageLogo Logo Name NamePrime Prime General GeneralActive Link on OTI’s website Logo Logo Name NameWomen in Trades Fair Social MediaCampaignOTI’s FaceBook presence includes morethan 1,000 “Likes”Complimentary Women in TradesCareer Fair t-shirtsYesYes10 7 4 2Sponsor Recognition Certificate Framed Framed Unframed Unframed_________________________________________Thursday, May 17 (Middle School Girls’ Day)Friday, May 18 (High School Girls’ Day)Saturday, May 19 (Careers for Women Day)


Present an ExhibitInteractive exhibits are an excellent way to educate participants about yourtrade. Booths are free for sponsors at any level! The exhibit area is openon Friday and Saturday ofthe Fair.With record-levels ofexperienced tradespeopleretiring soon, now is theperfect time to connectwith high school studentsand adult career seekersto inform them about thetrades via apprenticeship,community collegetraining, or entry-levelwork.On Friday, High School Girls’ Day, students have shown a strong interestin the trades, and many are enrolled in technical education classes. Themajority of the women attending on Saturday, Careers for Women Day, arejob seekers between the ages of 17-35 who report that they are activelyseeking a new career.Make the Most of Your Exhibit!Make it useful:Have employment applications at your Exhibit Booth for women to fill outand submit.Make it relevant:Staff your exhibit with tradeswomen from your company or training program.They are great role models for Fair attendees and an excellent source ofinformation to those interested in pursuing a similar career.Make it interactive:Bring tools used in your trade and let participants handle them;demonstrate the skills used in your trade or industry; have items forattendees to take home with them.Photo by Dawn JonesShowcase your work:Show off your award-winning projects; display action-oriented photographsof women and men working in your trade._________________________________________Thursday, May 17 (Middle School Girls’ Day)Thursday, May 17 (Middle Friday, School May Girls’ 18 Day) (High * School Friday, Girls’ May Day) 18 (High School Girls’ Day)* Saturday, May May 19 19 (Careers for for Women Day)


DADS AND DAUGHTERS: Mentoring YourDaughter’s Interest in a Trades CareerCome enjoy the Womenin Trades Career Fairand hands-on workshopswith your daughter, andmake time for a specialworkshop and coffee justfor parents & guardians(and the young women intheir lives).Saturday, May 1910:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Free gift for first 20daughters attending withan adult!Volunteer!Photo by Dawn JonesVolunteers are the powerbehind the Women inTrades Career Fair!Volunteers can help in avariety of ways, such as:• Assisting with eventsetup;• Greeting and checking-inexhibitors, workshoppresenters, and schools;• Directing traffic andguests in the parking lot;• Helping to direct students and teachers to workshops;• Helping breakdown the event and clean up.Photo by Dawn JonesEvery volunteer receives a complementary Women in Trades Career Fairt-shirt, lunch, and beverages. Please use the enclosed form (check“Interested in volunteering”) or sign-up at www.tradeswomen.net tovolunteer._________________________________________Thursday, May 17 (Middle School Girls’ Day)Friday, May 18 (High School Girls’ Day)Saturday, May 19 (Careers for Women Day)


Thank you to the 2011 Women in Trades Career Fair Sponsors!Platinum Level Sponsors:Bonneville Power AdministrationIBEW Local 48KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8NECA/IBEW Electrical Training CenterThe OregonianPortland Development CommissionUA Local 290 Plumbers, Steamfitters, & Marine PipefittersTraining Trust / Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors AssociationGold Level Sponsors:PacifiCorpPortland General ElectricSilver Level Sponsors:City of Portland: Office of Procurement, Bureaus of Human Resources,Planning and Sustainability, Environmental Services, and WaterMultnomah CountyNorthwest Line Construction JATCOregon Department of TransportationPacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters /Pacific Northwest Carpenters InstituteSheet Metal InstituteBronze Level Sponsors:Daily Journal of CommerceGunderson, LLCHamilton Construction CompanyHoffman Structures, Inc.Howard S. WrightMowat ConstructionNW NaturalOregon & SW Washington Roofers & waterproofers JATCOregon Mainline Paving, LLCPlatt Electric SupplyR & H ConstructionRR DonnelleySkanskaSlayden Construction Group, Inc.Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue / IAFF Local 1660Walsh Construction Co.Additional contributions from:Oregon Department of Education, Williams & Dame Development, Inc., NationalAssociation of Minority Contractors - Oregon Chapter, and EC Company.OTI’s Women in Trades Career Fair is Graciously hosted by:NECA / IBEW Electrical Training Center 16021 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230www.tradeswomen.net

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