Construct Tomorrow shows students new work opportunities

On Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13, the DECC will host Construct Tomorrow, an opportunity for high school students to interact with construction businesses and get hands-on experience.

Students will be able to wire circuits, trowel cement, set tile, and more as they learn about apprenticeships and careers in the construction industry.

Construct Tomorrow takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DECC with a press conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The press conference will include the President of the Duluth Building and Construction Trades Council Jack Carlson, Duluth Mayor Roger J. Reinert, the Superintendent of ISD 709 John Magas, Director of Duluth Workforce Development Elena Foshay, Duluth Chamber President Matt Baumgartner, and additional community leaders.

There will also be a community event open to the public, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 12 in Edmund Fitzgerald Hall and DECC Arena at the DECC. This is for anyone interested in working in construction to meet with representatives of local union apprenticeship programs, interact with contractors who are hiring, and try out some of the tools and skills that are part of the Union Apprenticeship jobs in construction. Parking will be free for those attending the event.