Building Trades Career Fair

By: The Labor Citizen Staff

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council scheduled an event to help all of its affiliated Locals boost their ranks.

Along with their partners, the Cleveland Building Trades are hosting a career fair on Oct. 25. This free event is open to the public and will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at 6305 Halle Drive in Cleveland.

Men and women, regardless of race or ethnicity, who are interested in learning more about the great career opportunities available through apprenticeships in the construction trades are urged to attend.

According to Doreen Cannon, President of Plumbers Local 55 and President of the Cleveland Building Trades Tradeswomen Committee, the career fair is a chance for anyone interested in working in construction to speak directly with individuals who already have careers in the field.

Union construction apprenticeship programs provide an excellent alternative to college, as they provide men and women a direct path to a middle-class lifestyle by letting them earn while they learn.

This means apprentices earn a livable wage and receive health and retirement benefits while receiving classroom instruction mixed with on-the-job training with journeymen.

Representatives from 13 trades will be on hand to discuss how apprenticeships can lead to fulfilling careers as tradesmen and tradeswomen and other opportunities within the construction industry. Those opportunities range from working as a foreman, estimator or purchaser to a general superintendent or even owning your own business.

This is the second construction trades apprenticeship fair of the year hosted by the Cleveland Building Trades and their partners. The first event drew a large and diverse crowd of more than 150 people in mid-May.

Anyone interested in learning more about a potential career in the building trades is urged to attend this event. Current members of area building trades are encouraged to spread the word to anyone who might be interested.

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