The Bonneville Power Administration and other industry leaders invite you to the Oregon Tradeswomen’s 25th annual Women in Trades Career Fair.  This high-energy event, with lots of outdoor activities, offers girls and women the chance to learn about career opportunities and apprenticeships in various trades. Visitors will get a taste of possible careers through interactive demonstrations and conversations with women who actually work in trades every day.  The fair will be held May 19-20 at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center located at 16021 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon. The fair runs from 9 am to 3 pm both days.  This year’s event offers two ways to engage. Friday, May 19, is Girls School Day where students discover new career opportunities. Saturday, May 20, is Careers for Women Day. This event is aimed at adults who want to explore possible trade careers.  “The Women in Trades Career Fair gives us the chance to reach out to our future workforce and promote BPA and the Department of Energy as employers of choice,” said Janet Herrin, BPA’s chief operating officer. “In addition, this fabulous program demonstrates DOE’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive work environment.”  Tradeswomen at the fair will demonstrate the skills they use every day such as surveying, welding, security, electrical wiring and carpentry. Workshops and seminars on apprenticeships, recruitment and utility businesses will also be available.  The Women in Trades Career Fair is organized by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. and made possible through financial and volunteer support by other regional organizations, including BPA. For more information visit the Women in Trades Career Fair website, or contact Mary Ann Naylor of Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. at 503-335-8200 Ext. 26 (office) or 503-819-9201 (mobile).