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AIS Students Visit the Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair

AIS Students Visit the 26th Annual Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair

On Friday, May 18th, over 25 AIS girls attended the 26th annual Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair in Portland. In careers that are traditionally held by men, this fair gives girls the opportunity to learn from tradeswomen and see role models in male-dominated fields. Students participated in activities such as riding a tree-trimmer 50 ft into the air, watching the Tradeswomen Fashion show and listening to the “models” talk about the tools and clothing of their trade, built bird houses, practiced shingling roofs, used heat guns to weld plastic together, tig welded metals, climbed trees with spiked tree-climbing boots, and operated fire hoses. Check out the pictures below!

All of the girls who attended the 26th annual Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair.

All of the girls who attended the 26th annual Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair. Photo by Tara Nunimaker

 

Marlene Hernandez, Jessica Gonzales, and Yolanda Ramirez honk the horn of a big rig at the 26th Annual Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair.

Marlene Hernandez, Jessica Gonzalez, and Yolanda Ramirez honk the horn of a big rig at the 26th Annual Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair. Photo by Tara Nunimaker.

 

Leslie Jose and Piedad Muñoz take a lift on a tree-trimmer 50 ft in the air.

Leslie Jose and Piedad Muñoz take a lift on a tree-trimmer 50 ft in the air. Photo by Tara Nunimaker.

 

Leslie Jose and Piedad Muñoz take a lift on a tree-trimmer 50 ft in the air.

Leslie Jose and Piedad Muñoz take a lift on a tree-trimmer 50 ft in the air. Photo by Tara Nunimaker

 

Aide Robles learns how to use an electric saw during the Tradeswomen Career Fair.

Aide Robles learns how to use an electric saw during the Tradeswomen Career Fair. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.

 

Natalie Reynoso learns how to use an electric saw while her peers help her steady the board.

Natalie Reynoso learns how to use an electric saw while her peers help her steady the board. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.

 

Rubi Martinez learns how powerful a fire hose is from the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Rubi Serrato learns how powerful a fire hose is from the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.

 

Jimena Ramirez gets into the driver's seat of a Sheriff car.

Jimena Ramirez gets into the driver’s seat of a Sheriff car. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.

 

Rubi Serrato and Nanci Zepeda ask a Clackamas county sheriff about the tools of her trade.

Rubi Serrato and Nanci Zepeda ask a Clackamas county sheriff about the tools of her trade. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.

 

Nanci Zepeda tries on Sheriff's gear.

Nanci Zepeda tries on Sheriff’s gear. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.

 

Rubi Serrato and Nanci Zepeda use a two-person saw to cut a wood log.

Rubi Serrato and Nanci Zepeda use a two-person saw to cut a wood log. Photo by Randi Garcia Cruz.