The 40th Annual

Women in Trades Fair
Will take place on
Friday, May 10, 2019!
Exhibitors Registration HERE
School Registration HERE

All are welcome.

Every spring for the last 40 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

A Seattle Center Community Created Event

2018 Exhibitor Ribbon Winners


1st Place:
2nd Place:
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
3rd Place:
King County Wastewater Treatment


1st Place:
Seattle Department of Transportation
2nd Place:
Seattle Public Utilities
3rd Place:
Seattle City Light

People's Choice Award:  Ironworkers 86

Cindy Payne,
May 7, 2018, 3:24 PM