Shining the Light on the Skilled Trades, PowerForward DuPage Hosts Trade Apprenticeship Expo
PowerForward DuPage recently announced the return of the DuPage County Trade Apprenticeship Expo. The event features interactive, hands-on demonstrations by the county’s building trade organizations as well as opportunities to meet with instructors to learn more about each individual apprenticeship program.
“It’s our opportunity to throw open the doors and invite everyone to come in – residents, students, post-graduates, parents, guidance counselors, teachers – to learn what each trade is about,” said PowerForward DuPage Executive Director Karyn Charvat. The expo, sponsored by the DuPage County Building & Construction Trades Council and Construction Industry Service Corporation, will be held at the IBEW Local 701 Union Hall, home to PowerForward DuPage.
The expo started in 2018 when Charvat noticed a gap forming in the construction trade industries.
“With the baby boomers retiring, they are really leaving quite a gap in the workforce,” she said. “And realizing younger generations don’t necessarily have the interest in the trades that other generations before them once did, we knew there needed to be some external effort, on behalf of all the trades.”
The event is free to attend but requires online registration at PowerForwardDuPage.com.
WHO: DuPage residents, students, post-graduates, parents, guidance counselors, teachers
WHEN: Thursday, November 10th, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
WHERE: IBEW Local 701 Union Hall 28600 Bella Vista Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555
About PowerForward DuPage
PowerForward DuPage acts as a professional partner for businesses, developers, contractors, individuals and municipalities to further excellence and growth in the electrical contracting industry. Visit powerforwarddupage.com for more information.