Apprenticeship Career Fair set for Oct. 24

The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, is set to host a career fair.

On Oct. 24, a free apprenticeship career fair that is open to the public will take place at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at 6305 Halle Dr. in Cleveland, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Union construction apprenticeship programs provide an excellent alternative to college, as they provide men and women with 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, all while receiving classroom instruction and hands-on, on-the-job training with journeymen and journeywomen.

Apprenticeships allow men and women the ability to develop and hone their craftsmanship while learning how to safely and efficiently perform their duties.

Men and women of any 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.

Representatives from 13 trades will be on hand to discuss how apprenticeships can lead to fulfilling careers as tradesmen and tradeswomen.

Trades include:

  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Masons
  • Electrical Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Heat and Frost Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Painters and Drywall Workers
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers and Waterproofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers

They will also discuss other job roles in the construction industry, including foreman, estimator, purchaser, general superintendent or even owning your own business.

There is a need for new building trade apprentices to replace the retiring baby boomers. Careers in the union construction industry cannot be outsourced, and through the collective bargaining process, women earn equal pay as men.

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

For more information, please contact Doreen Cannon at 216-459-0099, ext. 143.

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