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New collection just being featured here. Tradeswomen gathered in Portland's Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. office to share their stories and memorabilia.


Renee Beaudoin
Betty Kendall
Christina Valentine
Evan Serrill
Anjeanette Brown
Kathryn Merritt
Penny Painter
Kara Allred
Judy Campagna
Kenithra Lomax
Allison Craig
Ann Zawaski
Connie Ashbrook
Dawn Jones

Items in the Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Collection

My name is Christina Valentine, and I am an Electrician, Inside Wireman. I was accepted into the union program, Local 48 Portland Oregon, in July of 1979.Ive been an electrician for 33 years.This picture is of my "Lock out Tag out" tag that I used at…

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. field trip
My name is Renee Beaudoin, I am a 2nd term apprentice in the carpenters union. More specifically I am an EIS carpenter which stands for exterior interior specialist. We do metal stud framing (which is my favorite part), drywall, acoustical ceilings,…

University of Portland 2012
Metal stud framing at University of Portland 2012

Renee Beaudoin, Picture of Crew
My work crew Cascade Acoustics at the Edith Green federal building in Portland Oregon, 4 women in total!

Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Renee's graduating class
This is my graduation from Oregon Tradeswomen. There are four women who have entered the trades upon graduating.

Renee Beaudoin, on the forklift
This is me getting my forklift certification at apprenticeship training.

Renee Beaudoin on the Job
On lunch break, snapped a quick photo of me with the building I was working on in the background.

Handy Woman
"Handy Woman", 24" x 30", oil on carved wood. Original painted wood carving by Evan N. Serrill, artist, sheet metal apprentice, member of Local 16, Portland, OR.

Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. Certificate
My name is Anjeanette Brown. I currently work as a Laborer with Local 320. This is my certificate of completion from Oregon Tradeswomen.

Truck driving certificate
This is my certificate of completion for RoadMaster. I currently hold a class A license with a passenger, air brakes, and tankers endorcements.

This is a copy of my most recent dispatch. The hall will send you out for work. No more running to and fro begging for jobs.

Oregon Tradeswomen Share Their Stories
Newspaper article from The Oregonian

Evan Serrill, union sheet metal apprentice
My name is Evan Serrill and I am a union sheet metal apprentice. I am a member of Local 16 in Portland, Oregon and have been in the trade for 13 months. Prior to beginning my apprenticeship in October, 2011, I was a non-union residential house…

Kara is a graduate of Oregon Tradeswomen Inc and is an installer of solar equipment in Portland

Kathryn talks about how she got started in construction and her very first jobs. There's a lot to know about how she went from making wooden toys and becoming a general contractor.

Her files include a letter from the Women in Trades, dated 1983,…

Judy Campagna at B-Fit at Portland Community College
Judy Campagna was an instructor at B-Fit, a training program for women in Portland, Oregon at Portland Community College, in 1989 (according to link).

Betty Kendall talks here about the jobs she worked at before studying auto mechanics.