Friday morning King County representatives volunteered at the 30th Annual Women in Trades event and job fair at the Seattle Center. The unique jobs fair caters to women and young girls to demonstrate that they can succeed in typically male-dominated career fields.
Many King County Divisions participated with interactive booths, including the Facilities Management Division, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Solid Waste Division, Wastewater Treatment Division, Metro Transit, Department of Transportation Road Services, the King County Airport, the King County Jail, and more.
Many of the participating divisions had interactive booths, including the Facilities Management Division “build your own toolbox” event, along with the Department of Natural Resources and Parks water testing booth.
Human Resources representatives were on hand to provide current job opening information to interested applicants.
High school career counselor David Carpenter brought 54 female students from Marysville Pillchuck High School to the event. “This is a great opportunity for all young ladies to see non-typical careers and speak to representatives in each field,” said Carpenter as his students participated in King County booths. “They get to see the careers hands-on.”
Update 2:30 p.m: The King County Facilities Management Division won first prize from the event organizers for ‘best outdoor interactive booth’ for their activity center that let participants make their own tool box from pre-cut material. Congratulations Facilities Management Division!”