This curriculum is designed for students similar to those who enroll in Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.’s TACC: women from diverse backgrounds with a variety of education and experience, including some work experience in construction or related industries. To successfully teach this curriculum, instructors should be experienced tradeswomen or men who are knowledgeable about all aspects of the curriculum content, including construction trades work.
Some elements of the TACC program are not included in this classroom curriculum. They include: student and instructor introductions and icebreakers, physical fitness, hands-on use of tools, construction culture, framing, and OSHA 10. OTI also provides students with job shadows, hands-on work experiences, and field trips to apprenticeship training centers and active construction sites. Those program elements are also not addressed in this classroom curriculum. Programs that are considering using these materials should consult with their local employers and apprenticeships to learn how to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of their own community.
All curriculum users are required to sign a Release of Liability Waiver prior to accessing curriculum materials, and are encouraged to require their students to do the same.
The below linked document describes the key components of TACC hands-on training, as well as the broad goals of this instruction. These components are demonstrated by actual TACC instructors and students in training in the video below, which is designed to emphasize the most effective tone and pace of instruction for women in trades pre-apprenticeship.
Hands-On Training Curriculum Video for Instructors