Women firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue have been looking forward to take part in the largest, non-traditional career fair of its kind.
The Women in Trades Career Fair has occurred annually since 1993 and is running today and tomorrow from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the NECA/IBEW Electrical Training Center at 16021 NE Airport Way.
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, including firefighting. The event is a chance for women in trades to meet employers, attend hands-on workshops, learn about training opportunities and explore a career in trades. More than 70 companies, apprenticeship training centers, government agencies and community colleges are represented.
This afternoon, Firefighters Christine, Emily, A.J., Stephanie, Kristine, and Kelly proudly represented Portland Fire & Rescue, talking to interested young women about career possibilities, opportunities, and benefits of choosing firefighting as a career.
To learn more about the Women in Trades Career Fair, visit http://www.tradeswomen.net.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
May 13, 2011