June 22, 2012
By David Nguyen
Our community partner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc (PCRI), and the Oregon Tradeswomen are collaborating on The Big 11, a renovation project that will rehabilitate 11 of PCRI's homes for future residents.
This week, a team of students from Oregon Tradeswomen tackled their first carpentry project at a North Portland home, which is part of their Trades and Apprenticeship Career Class. The class is a free, seven-week pre-apprenticeship training program that helps women prepare for high-wage, high-skill construction careers through hands-on construction experience, classroom instruction, and field trips. The program helps graduates with job searches, applications to apprenticeship training programs, and post-placement support.
Renovations are expected to be complete by the end of this year.
Click here to learn more information about The Big 11.
Monica Gerber on Pcrihome.org