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On May 14 - 16, BDS staff Adrienne Edwards, Alisa Cour, Janette Silleck, Yvonne Mumford, Bernadette Langdon, Donah Baribeau, Michael Gruett and Katie Salazar volunteered at the Women in Trades Career Fair. For 17 years Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. has hosted the highly interactive and successful career fair, which encourages girls and women to pursue careers in construction trades.
On Thursday about 600 students attended the fair's middle school day, on Friday about 800 high school students attended, and Saturday was an open career fair for the general public. "It was amazing to see all the successful tradeswomen acting as role models and inspiring young girls to think about and pursue careers they may never have considered before," said Alisa Cour, BDS Customer Service Manager and volunteer. "This is a great opportunity for BDS staff to show our support of this important event."
For more information on future fairs, visit www.tradeswomen.net.