The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, has scheduled an apprenticeship fair for late October.
On Oct. 29, 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.
The apprenticeship fair helps raise awareness about the need for apprentices within the Cleveland Building Trades.
Currently, Cleveland is in the midst of a building boom and most CBCTC affiliated unions will be on-hand at the event to discuss the benefits of joining their apprenticeship program and discuss the type of work performed by their members.
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.
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 and talk with representatives from one these 13 trades:
- Cement Masons
- Electrical Workers
- Heat and Frost Insulators
- Iron Workers
- Roofers and Waterproofers
- Sheet Metal Workers
Union representatives can also discuss how an apprenticeship can lead to a successful career including other roles within the industry such as 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.