Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair in Racine Is One Week Away
MADISON – Earlier this month, Governor Scott Walker, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, Mount Pleasant Village President Dave DeGroot and City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason announced the Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair taking place on Thursday, March 29th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Racine Civic Centre’s Festival Hall. Individuals interested in pursuing a career in construction are invited to attend the resource fair to connect with community resources and to understand the skills needed to launch a career in construction.
Community organizations, workforce partners and vendors will provide seminars and services to support the unemployed and underemployed, as well as those seeking to enhance their skills to prepare them for opportunities in the construction industry.
Seminars will include:
- Racine Connections for Construction Skills, Apprentice Readiness and Contractor Referral – Hear insider perspectives on qualifying for apprenticeships, working in the trades and how to make a skilled trades career possible.
- Emerging Transportation Career Trends – Acquire more information about emerging technologies and how they are changing the role of infrastructure and the demand for workers with automation alternatives for careers of the future.
- Resource to Start and Grow your Business – Learn more about opportunities for small businesses and resources available to help start or grow your business.
- Gateway’s Talent Development Initiatives for Foxconn & Beyond – Gateway Technical College will share insight on how to maximize partnerships and stands at the ready to offer training and certification pathways for advanced manufacturing, construction and engineering.
Some confirmed vendors are listed below, but over 50 vendors are confirmed to attend the event:
|Community Action Agency – Financial Assistance||Acelero Learning||ResCare Workforce Services||WRTP/Big Step|
|Goodwill Workforce Connections Center||Racine Workforce Solutions/YWCA||WWBIC||HADC First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Training|
|Gateway Technical College||Midwest Transportation Workforce Center||Tuckers Truck Driving Academy, LLC Milwaukee||First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Training – HADC|
|LiUNA Laborers #113||Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers International Union||International Union Operating Engineers||ABC of Wisconsin Apprenticeship & Training Trust|
|National Association of Minority Contractors||Ironworkers Local 8||North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters||International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers|
|Local 118 Plumbers & Steamfitters||Sheet Metal Workers||UMOS||Employ Milwaukee|
There is no cost and no registration needed for individuals interested attending the resource fair. Vendors are still encouraged to register and can be done at no cost at: wisconnvalley.eventbrite.com.
The Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair is being held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Departments of Administration, Transportation, and Workforce Development, as well as the City and County of Racine, Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County Economic Development Corporation and the Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.
The Racine Civic Centre is located at 5 Fifth Street in Racine, event parking is free in the lot south of the main entrance. In addition, individuals from Milwaukee and Kenosha counties may register for free event transportation by calling the organization in their community: Milwaukee Careers Cooperative at (414) 937-8260 or Kenosha Achievement Center at (262) 658-9568.
For more information about the event, visit: wisconnvalley.wi.gov.