This is a day for women apprentices AND tradeswomen who have already journeyed out to contribute their voice to raise awareness about the benefits of apprenticeship and a career in the trades! Thank you for your interest in participating in an online campaign to make the presence of women in apprenticeship known far and wide!
We all know that apprenticeship itself is a very misunderstood concept and within that system, women are often unseen. In order to bring a storm of visibility, we have some tips for making posts here on Facebook as well as other social media platforms.
These tips below will give you a chance to let your friends and family know what you do, while connecting to other tradeswomen to create a larger impact!
First of all, in order for your posts to have the most effect, it is important that you specify the posts are ‘public’.
THE PHOTO OR VIDEO:
A photo is critical. Pictures are more engaging and will reach more people than a text-only post. Let’s show the world that women in apprenticeship works! Include a photo (or a video if you have it) of yourself on a job site or doing trades work.
Please make a brief statement about your experience in apprenticeship, your life, your apprenticeship. You want to let your networks know what you do and what that means to you!
TAGGING AND 'THE HASHTAG'
Hashtags and tagging are a CRITICAL part of all of your social media posts. When you tag organizations or include hashtags, the connected flurry of activity means that those posts get seen more frequently. The more people share your post, the more the impact grows! So, don’t forget to include these hashtags:
SOCIAL MEDIA TAGGING OF
o @OregonTradeswomenInc (on Facebook)
o @ORTradeswomen (on Twitter)
o @OregonTradeswomen (on Instagram)
Download Oregon Tradeswomen's full social media guide here:
Together, we can use National Women in Apprenticeship Day to really bring tradeswomen to the forefront!