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The Oregon Tradeswomen held a career fair this weekend to encourage women to consider apprenticeships in the trades, including carpentry, plumbing, electric work, masonry, and power line work.

Although these remain male-dominated fields, women who have made their way into the trades say they offer a living wage without going into debt earning a college degree. "For diverse women and men of color, going into the trades is a way to move out of poverty and into the middle class," said Connie Ashbrook, the director of Oregon Tradeswoman. Ashbrook spent 17 years working in construction, primarily as an elevator builder....

Ken Notes: Again good ideas here. Madison are you reading this???

Read More At: http://wallowa.com/news/state_regional/oregon-tradeswomen-say-apprenticeship-offers-a-path-out-of-poverty/article_e91357b4-a7ab-5d10-a607-638a4de080d1.html

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