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ABOUT THE EVENT

READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations. Attendees will also meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry.

 

The Expo will provide information about job opportunities available during the construction of Bedrock developments including: the Hudson’s Site, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks projects. There will also be workforce training and community support partners onsite to help residents overcome barriers that may limit entry into the skilled trades.

 

RESOURCES

ONLINE APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS:

Have you applied?

Bricklayer                        Cement Mason                          Plasterer

Carpenter                        Millwright                                   Ironworker

Laborer                            Operating Engineer

 

www.constructioncareersmi.com

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER SPONSORS:

Make connections. Stay persistent. Stay Professional.

KNOW YOUR OPTIONS:

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When is the Expo?

    Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4p.m. at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., in downtown Detroit.

  • Who should attend the Expo?

    Anyone who is interested in a job, career and training opportunities associated with construction of Bedrock Detroit Developments should attend the Expo. While skilled tradesman are needed for construction, there are many other opportunities related to this project; whether you have experience or not. If your are a skilled laborer, recent high school graduate looking for a career path or in need of GED preparation and testing, we want to meet you at the Expo.

  • What if I can’t make it the Expo?

    You don’t have to go to the Expo to be considered for these opportunities. You can register online at www.readysetbuildexpo.com and will receive the follow up communication.

     

  • Does it cost anything to attend?

    No. The Expo is free of charge.

  • What should I bring to the Expo?

    Just bring yourself! If you have a resume or list of your most recent work history and experience, bring that too. This information is helpful for employment counselors to assess your skills and make sure you’re given consideration for upcoming jobs for which you may qualify. If you need additional training or education, the employment counselors will explain what options and programs are available to you.

  • Who will be at the Expo?

    Representatives of the Skilled Trades Associations, Detroit Employment Solutions (DESC), Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), contractors and other employers will be on-hand along with many community organizations to help you access the resources you need to prepare for these opportunities.

  • What can I expect when I arrive?

    You will learn about career and job opportunities, training and financial aid programs available – including help with GED preparation and testing. You will also learn about resources available for childcare, legal assistance and more to help prepare you for these opportunities.

  • Will I be offered a job at the Expo?

    The Expo is designed to help assess your skills, register you for jobs that will open in the near future and provide resource support to help you succeed. The upcoming opportunities will span over multiple years, so you have time. But you must remain committed.  You will meet contractors at the event. There are no guarantees, but just by meeting potential employers, you can definitely increase your chances of leaving the expo with a career!

  • How long will it take to get a job?

    For skilled workers, some jobs start soon. But most jobs will be created in the coming months as construction on the projects move into high gear. By attending the Expo, you be starting the process for entering the skilled trades. As job openings become available, your skills and background will be matched and you will be notified for those jobs for which you qualify.

  • What if I need additional training or education?

    Employment counselors and trainers will be on hand at the Expo to discuss training options and programs for which you might qualify, including apprenticeships and GED testing.

  • Will Detroiters and Wayne County residents have opportunities to work on the projects?

    Yes. Construction starts in 2018. Bedrock Detroit is committed to filling available jobs with skilled Detroit and Wayne County Residents and helping all get the training and education needed to qualify for the construction jobs. You must meet the trade qualifications to start working, so make sure you attend the Ready. Set. Build! Expo or check the website regularly for information.

  • What happens after I leave the Expo?

    You will receive follow up information that will allow you to register in our system and get matched to jobs and additional resources to get you on the right career path. Make sure you check your email or mailbox regularly!

  • What is an Apprenticeship?

    An apprenticeship is a paid period of training that allows you to learn a particular skill or set of skills.

  • What happens after I complete the Apprenticeship?

    When you successfully complete the Apprenticeship (average of 3-5 years), you will receive your journeyperson’s card, which is equivalent to obtaining a college degree.  Many people then go on to become Directors and even CEO’s of their own construction company. The choice is yours!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • DC1M / Local 357 Glass Workers
  • Local 2 Bricklayers
  • Local 324 Operators
  • Local 1191 Laborers
  • Local 687 Carpenters
  • Local 25 Iron workers
  • Local 80 Sheet Metal Workers
  • Local 58 Electricians
  • Local 98 Pumblers
  • Local 636 Pipefitters
  • Local 514 Operating Plasterers & Cement Masons
  • City of Detroit - Building Safety Engineering Environmental Department (BSEED)
  • Colasanti
  • E.C. Korneffel Company
  • Limbach
  • Motor City Electric
  • Enclos
  • Homrich
  • Stevenson Construction Company LLC
  • Edgewood Electric
  • Benkari LLC
  • Grunwell-Cashero
  • MUST Construction Careers
  • Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council
  • United Way
  • Access for All
  • Randolph Vocational School
  • Women Who Weld
  • SER Metro
  • Women in Skilled Trades
  • PLUS MANY MORE!

Join us to learn the process for entering the construction industry!

 

NOVEMBER 14 | COBO CENTER

8:30am-4pm

 

Preregistration is encouraged, but not required
Walk-ins are welcome!

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations. Attendees will also meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry.

 

The Expo will provide information about job opportunities available during the construction of Bedrock developments including: the Hudson’s Site, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks projects. There will also be workforce training and community support partners onsite to help residents overcome barriers that may limit entry into the skilled trades.

 

RESOURCES

ONLINE APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS:

Have you applied?

Bricklayer                          Cement Mason                          Plasterer                            Carpenter

Millwright                          Ironworker

Laborer                              Operating Engineer

 

www.constructioncareersmi.com

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER SPONSORS:

Make connections. Stay persistent. Stay Professional.

KNOW YOUR OPTIONS:

Click the image below for more information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • DC1M / Local 357 Glass Workers
  • Local 2 Bricklayers
  • Local 324 Operators
  • Local 1191 Laborers
  • Local 687 Carpenters
  • Local 25 Iron workers
  • Local 80 Sheet Metal Workers
  • Local 58 Electricians
  • Local 98 Pumblers
  • Local 636 Pipefitters
  • Local 514 Operating Plasterers & Cement Masons
  • City of Detroit - Building Safety Engineering Environmental Department (BSEED)
  • Colasanti
  • E.C. Korneffel Company
  • Limbach
  • Motor City Electric
  • Enclos
  • Homrich
  • Stevenson Construction Company LLC
  • Edgewood Electric
  • Benkari LLC
  • Grunwell-Cashero
  • MUST Construction Careers
  • Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council
  • United Way
  • Access for All
  • Randolph Vocational School
  • Women Who Weld
  • SER Metro
  • Women in Skilled Trades
  • PLUS MANY MORE!