Bridget Quinn is a graduate of the 5-year Inside Electrician Apprenticeship program at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center in Portland, Oregon and has been their Workforce Development Coordinator since March 2011.
Prior to joining the Training Center, the Tucson, Arizona native worked for DynaElectric from 2003-2010 and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Massachusetts College of Art before deciding to pursue a career in the the trades.
On September 24, Bridget received the Daily Journal of Commerce’s Women of Vision Award, which recognizes women in Oregon and Southwest Washington who work in architecture, engineering, construction and other building industry fields.
Quinn was nominated for the Women of Vision award by her colleagues for her ‘Tool Training’ workshops and week-long ‘Intro to Construction’ classes at the NIETC that have increased women and minority enrollments into the electrical apprentice program.
“To win this award during its inaugural year is a huge compliment,” said Quinn. “I’m very touched that my co-workers nominated me for this honor.”
Photo By Sam Tenney
Jessica Rose, Energy Trust of Oregon (left) with Licensed Electrician & 2014 Women of Vision Award recipient Bridget Quinn (right)
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Congratulations to the class of 2014. Ceremonies were held on Friday 5/2/14 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. There were 63 graduates for the class of 2014.
Awards were given to three top graduates for each program. Israel Arellano - Inside Program, Aaron Gardinier - Limited Energy Program, and Jason Scribner - Limited Residential Program.
There was also a special award given to retiring instructor Jeff Luby for his seven years of service to the training center and 37 years as an IBEW member.
Some of the notable people in attendance were Michael Callanan-Executive Director for the NJATC, Timothy Gauthier-NECA Chapter Manager, Gary Young- IBEW Business Manager, Rodney Belisle-NIETC Director, Ryan Beyers-Milwaukee Tool Representative, Lee Bowman- Platt Electric Supply, officers and staff of IBEW LU 48 and NECA Oregon-Columbia Chapter.