March Apprenticeship Fair to be held at Max Hayes High School

The next Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Apprenticeship Fair will be held in early March at a Cleveland vocation high school.

The Apprenticeship Fair will take place on March 7 at Max Hayes High School, located at 2211 W 65th St. in Cleveland, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Minorities and women are encouraged to attend the event.

Union construction apprenticeship programs allow men and women, regardless of race, the ability to develop and hone skills needed to become a highly trained and highly skilled journeymen, while learning how to safely and efficiently perform their duties.

Apprenticeships are an excellent alternative to college, providing 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.

Representatives from multiple 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
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers and Waterproofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers

The representatives 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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