Diversity in the Construction Trades Summit



Jobs generated by taxpayer funded 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 hope to establish a base line of current data, share efforts towards workforce diversity to date, provide tools for implementing strong workforce programs, and brainstorm toward further solutions.


OTI’s 2016 Diversity in Construction Trades Summit will provide valuable information and an opportunity for dialogue for procurement staff, project managers, general contractors, and others who are involved in developing and implementing workforce diversity in contracting.


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Summit runs from:  8:30 am – 3:30 pm
** Continental Breakfast and lunch provided courtesy of our sponsors


Oregon Zoo Conference Center
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221

*Special thanks to Metro for sponsoring our venue and menu for the day!

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