Diversity in the Construction Trades Summit

Thursday, November 8, 2018 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Presented by Oregon Tradeswomen and Constructing Hope 

November 8, 2018
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

East County Family Services Center
11826 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220

*Financial assistance is available. Please contact Emma Brennan at emma@tradeswomen.net for details.


Jobs on construction projects are a critical component to providing increased economic opportunities to all members of our community. In creating those opportunities and focusing on workforce, we provide an equitable chance for diverse workers to find work on public projects, provide a vehicle for workers to increase their skills and grow their leadership which ultimately leads to the future creation of state certified MWESB contractors.

By offering this Summit, we create an opportunity to bring key stakeholders together, share efforts towards workforce diversity to date, provide tools for implementing strong workforce programs, and work toward a regional approach to workforce equity.

The Diversity in the Construction Trades Summit is hosted by Oregon Tradeswomen and Constructing Hope.


The 2018 Diversity in Construction Trades Summit will provide valuable information and an opportunity for dialogue for procurement staff, project managers, general contractors, sub-contractors, MWESB contractors, and others who are involved in developing and implementing workforce diversity in contracting.


2016 Archive Page









Masonry Trades






Operating Engineer






Sheet Metal Worker



Construction Laborer