Columbus / Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council to host apprenticeship fair in the Hilltop neighborhood

Columbus / Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council to host apprenticeship fair in the Hilltop neighborhood

The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council will hold another apprenticeship fair, targeting those in the Hilltop community and educating them about a career in the skilled trades.

The event will be held on Tuesday Jan. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Center, in Columbus.

The apprenticeship fair will be held at the Glenwood Community Center. The apprenticeship fair will be hosted by the Community Workforce and Apprenticeship Committee in cooperation with the City of Columbus and the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council.

Members from various building trades unions and registered building trades apprenticeship programs will be on-site to promote their trade, training program and the benefits that come along with it.

Past events that were similar in nature have been well attended by both community members and building trades representatives.

Barry Pickett, Labor Liaison to Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther was in attendance at the last apprenticeship fair and heaped praise on the building trades for providing opportunities.

“Columbus is America’s Opportunity City,” Pickett said. “The Building Trades continue their outreach in the underserved community to give all residents of Columbus the opportunity to get on the direct path to the middle class.”

The City of Columbus has posted a video on their YouTube channel showing footage from actual job sites and from past apprenticeship fairs. The video includes dialogue about a career in the building trades and important event information.

Baby Boomers, who flocked to careers in the skilled trades, are beginning to retire. These positions are being left vacant because younger generations are taught to believe that a college degree is the only path to a well-paying job.

Applying and being accepted to a registered building trades apprenticeship program allows community members to earn a livable wage and other benefits. Among these benefits is family health insurance, 401k and pension.

For more information about registered building trades apprenticeship programs and affiliated training centers, click here.

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