About the event
MARCH 8TH AND 9TH, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – ILANI CASINO RESORT, RIDGEFIELD, WA
We are blasting the term NonTraditional! These are careers for women!
This event brings together women in trades careers to celebrate their success as leaders, inspire other women to find and embrace their inner leader, and showcase the possibilities when women succeed in breaking barriers.
Women and men should attend to join this shared movement to encourage more women to “lean in” as leaders and support recruitment and success of more women into these career opportunities.
$150 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
$175 AFTER JANUARY 31, 2020
LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS/APPRENTICES
The 2018 Pacific NW Apprenticeship Conference
December 4th & 5th
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Promoting expansion of Registered Apprenticeship through education of policymakers, employers, apprenticeship sponsors, and workforce and education professionals.
JOIN US DECEMBER 4TH AND 5TH AT THE Greater TACOMA CONVENTION CENTER FOR THE PACIFIC NW APPRENTICESHIP EDUCATION CONFERENCE! TOPICS RANGE FROM FUNDAMENTALS, TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS ON CREATING APPRENTICESHIP AND PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS AND HOW TO MARKET THESE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.
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WOMEN BUILD NATIONS
8th National Conference – Seattle, WA
October 12-14, 2018
Washington State Convention Center
The 2018 Women Build Nations Conference promises to be more exciting and productive than ever.
Women Build Nations is the largest conference of its type in North America and growing each year. In 2017 over 1900 tradeswomen representing every craft in the building trades came together for this powerful event.
We are a unique community that fosters a supportive environment embracing and celebrating diversity. We are stronger because of it! Women Build Nations is for women of all ages and all skill levels who work, or aspire to work, in the construction trades. The conference provides opportunities for networking, learning, and leadership development for all attendees, whether you are a pre-apprentice or a seasoned journeyperson.
Women Build Nations speaks to every tradeswoman’s needs, offering workshops and plenary sessions facilitated by tradeswomen and featuring union leaders, apprenticeship coordinators, contractors, and politicians. This information-packed (and fun-filled) weekend will leave you with a renewed sense of purpose in your career, as well as new friends and memories to carry through life.
Energy and Construction Summit: Smarter Grid Innovations
The theme of this year’s event was “Sustaining Innovation”. In a letter addressed to the summit attendees, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell stated that our nation is transitioning to a clean-energy economy. With that transition, she noted that “Washington State has tremendous potential to lead the nation and the world in this effort”. Keynote speaker Roger Woodworth, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Avista Utilities, in speaking on the topic A New Era for Energy: Are You Ready?, noted that “change is the new norm” in the arena of energy production, distribution, and construction. Also, that this “change will be transformational, not incremental”. The progress of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project was outlined. Among the other important topics dealt with were the impact technology has on the energy and construction industries, energy efficiency in building construction and in the generation and distribution of electricity, and training new workers in the new high-tech environment.
Locally, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Workforce Grant, additional training opportunities at the JATC will be developed and offered. Among them will be Photovoltaics and Building Automation. As the old Bob Dylan song said, “the times they are a-changin’”.