The 38th Annual Washington Women in the Trades Career Fair will be held at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion on May 12th.
This event for students and work-ready women (and men!) will be a venue to teach, recruit workers, submit applications and in some cases land a high-paying job. There will more than 80 exhibitors including colleges, vocational schools, government agencies, businesses, trades representatives and organizations offering apprenticeships. Schools from all over the region attend. Middle & High School aged students are introduced to the high paying, spirit empowering positions in the skilled trades.
Exhibitors include apprenticeship programs, governmental agencies, colleges, vocational training and corporations. Among many others, past participants have included King County, Gary Merlino Construction Company, Inc., the Boeing Company, and the Seattle Fire Department. Training programs include apprenticeships with the Sprinkler Fitters, Carpenters, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Pipefitters, Electricians, Elevator Engineers and of course, the Ironworkers. The Port of Seattle will be an exhibitor as part of the Port’s effort to build a workforce to meet future needs in maritime industries.
Some of the exhibits are outdoors. Don’t miss Seattle City Light’s famous climbing pole next to the equally famous Seattle Center Fountain!