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Duluth High Schoolers Get a Peek at Apprenticeships in Building Trades

March 10, 2015 06:27 PM

A unique job fair on Tuesday gave high schoolers in Duluth a look at apprenticeship opportunities for them in the building trades.

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"Construct Tomorrow" gave students a chance to talk with about 13 different exhibitors including electricians, carpenters and bricklayers. The event took place at the Duluth DECC.

Duluth Public Schools Civic Engagement Coordinator Tom Albright said they traditionally do a good job telling students about four-year and two-year programs, but young people need to know more about what else is out there.

"Driving downtown you see the maurices tower, the DTA transit center, all of these projects need construction workers," he said. "And we need more and more young people entering the construction trade. So this is an opportunity for young people to learn about jobs that are available right after high school and opportunities to stay here in Duluth and build a career."

Duluth Public Schools put on the trade fair in partnership with the city. It's been done in the Twin Cities before, but this was the first one in northern Minnesota.


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