Women in Trades Career Fair

WP Trip to the Women in Trades Career Fair

Women that work in the trades

An exciting annual event that has been gaining popularity with women in the Women in Transition Program and at LCC is the Oregon Women in Trades Career Fair. At the heart of this event are women who have earned their livelihood working in the trades fields.

"Produced annually since 1993, this unique, industry sponsored and volunteer powered event offers dozens of hands-on activities designed to introduce women and girls to the possibility of a future career in the trades."
From the Oregon Tradeswomen Website: http://www.tradeswomen.net/fair/

Visit this site to learn more about regular events and programs hosted by this organization and how the Oregon Tradewomen can help you succeed in a trades career.

These photos are from the 2014 Women in Trades Fair; LCC women had a chance to work with different power tools, ride in a hydraulic lift and shoot a firehouse.
Transportation from Eugene to Portland is organized by the Women's Center Career and Technical advisor Lisa Bohannan and her assistant Pat McMurray – Registration is required so that the appropriate travel preparations can be made. The next event will be in May 2015.

Lane student spraying a fire hose
Lane student trying a concrete breaker
Two students prepare for a ride in a hydraulic lift