The 39th Annual

Career Fair
is scheduled for
Friday, May 11, 2018
9am - 2pm
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
Exhibitor Registration HERE
School Registration HERE (not required, but helpful to us)

Need a flyer?  Download below.

Every spring for the last 39 years, Washington Women in Trades has created a place where over 1,000 people gather; some teach, some learn, some recruit, some apply for jobs, some are hired!

Exhibitors include apprenticeship programs, governmental agencies, colleges, vocational training and corporations. Among many others, past participants have included King County, Gary Merlino Construction Company, Inc., the Boeing Company, and the Seattle Fire Department. Training programs include apprenticeships with the Sprinkler Fitters, Carpenters, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Pipefitters and Electricians. There were over 80 exhibitors in 2017.

Some of the exhibits are outdoors. There's the inimitable Seattle City Light climbing pole, Seattle DOT's shovel test and King County Facilities' build project. Each provides a hands-on dynamic experience while learning about opportunities in the construction trades.

We encourage exhibitors to create interactive and enticing displays. Not only does it make learning more fun, it gives attendees an inside look at the craft. Also, the most creative exhibitors win a "best of" ribbon at the end of the day.

Schools from all over the region attend. Middle & High School aged students are introduced to the high paying, spirit empowering positions in the skilled trades.

Work Ready Women!
Work ready women (and men) attend to explore options, too. Sometimes, a match is made on the spot. The exhibitor walks away with a new enthusiastic hire and the woman walks away with a living wage job.

Questions? Contact us here

Special Thanks to everyone
at Seattle Center

2017 Exhibitor Ribbon Winners


1st Place:
Seattle Area Pipe Trades
2nd Place:
GLY Construction
3rd Place:
Sellen Construction


1st Place:
King County Facilities Management Division
2nd Place:
King County Roads Division
3rd Place:
King County Solid Waste Division

Cindy Payne,
Jan 23, 2018, 12:37 PM
Cindy Payne,
Mar 6, 2018, 2:45 PM