Events Raising Awareness About Construction and Trade Jobs

Amy Adamle
Created: February 21, 2020 10:17 AM

Next week there are two different events highlighting construction and trade jobs to help gauge interest for people looking for a new career.


One event is called, Construct Tomorrow.  It is a two-day event for high schoolers with hands-on activities and information about working in the industry.  It's happening on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26 at the DECC.

The second is the Duluth Construction Career Open House and it is free and open to everyone.

"We offer an informational, yet also a hands-on effort for our high school students to be exposed to what the construction industries provide," Stan Paczynski, the Vice President and Business Representative for Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local Union 1, said.  

Annie Harala, with Northland Constructors, said it's important to get everyone interested in the construction trades.

"It's such a lucrative career, very satisfying," Harala said. "You head to work and you're really able to get things done and we need to continue to grow the next generation of leaders in the construction field." 

For the open house, there will be many trades and contractors talking about the job opportunities there are in the community.

"We have a ton of great development that's happening in our community and projects, we keep hearing about what's happening and this is a place to come and talk to people about how to get involved in these great jobs that are coming," Harala said.  

Paczynski said it's fun to share what they do.  

"You find certain students will be attracted to a certain booth, or trade booth, and they really find interest in that," Paczynski said. 

The evening session for everyone is all about finding a good career opportunity.

Construct Tomorrow is happening on Tuesday and Wednesday at the DECC.

The Duluth Construction Career Open House is happening on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Amy Adamle

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