Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (OTI) is moving. The non-profit works to recruit and prepare women for careers in the construction, manufacturing, mechanical, and utility trades. In recent years its staff of 16 has operated out of a ground floor storefront at 3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
On Jan. 10, the group will move into a newly renovated 8,300-square-foot space in Gresham. Located at 484 SE 187th Ave., it’s part of the 5.5-acre Rockwood Rising development on the site of a former Fred Meyer store. Besides offices, it will include about 4,000 square feet of workshop and classroom space that OTI will use for its pre-apprenticeship training program. The eight-week program gets women ready to enter skilled trade apprenticeship programs.