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It’s official!

Women in Trades Career Fair

May 3rd 2008

From the Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. site:

“Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. welcomes your participation in the 16th Annual Women in Trades Career Fair!

The Fair is an incredibly effective way to discover career possibilities in the construction, mechanical, utility, and other trades. This is a chance for women and girls to meet tradeswomen, use power tools, operate equipment, and learn about apprenticeships and high-paying, highly skilled career opportunities in the trades.”

I am thrilled to be part of the next “Pathways to Success” class offered here in Portland,  by Oregon Tradeswomen.   I am expecting to become a 3rd generation electrician, and couldn’t be more excited!  For those of you who don’t know-know me…my grandfather, father, uncle, and step-father are ALL electricians!  So this is a really big deal for me, and my family.

If you live locally and don’t know too much about the trades, and what they have to offer women and girls, I highly recommend checking out their website.  The Women in Trades Fair is completely hands-on…so you get to learn how to do a heckuva lot of uber useful things – demonstrated by women volunteers!  Talk about DIY…

My career path change is also going to free up my creative talents to be used entirely for fun, and far less for cold hard cash.  I can’t tell you how much that means to me nowadays.

OK…back to taxes…

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