2nd Annual Construction and Skilled Day Announced

The Construction Advancement Foundation is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Construction and Skilled Trades Day on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.  The event is open to high school students as well as the general public and will take place inside the Industrial Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana. The event will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

Program Highlights 

  • Up to 19 Different Construction Apprenticeship Training Centers will be Participating
  • Students will learn about Construction Careers Paths
  • Students will participate in Trade Specific Hands-on Activities 
  • Students will Learn How to Apply to Apprenticeship Programs

Registration information can be found here



NWI Building Trades Meet with Area School Counselors

northwest Indiana construction careersOct 25, 2018 - Representatives from various NWI building trades apprenticeship programs and area high school guidance counselors were brought together by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) and the NWI Workforce Board to collaborate on ways to introduce young people to careers in the trades.

Apprenticeship coordinators from the Roofers Local 26, IBEW Local 697, Tech Engineers/Plumbers Local 130, the Indiana Plan, and the IKORCC Local 1005 were in attendance. They shared with school officials details about the challenges many hopeful apprentices face as they apply...

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northwest Indiana construction careersNov 30, 2017 - CROWN POINT, Ind. -- High school students from across Northwest Indiana got a chance Tuesday to lay brick with trowels, drill holes in walls, make insulation, operate surveying equipment, haul loads with virtual cranes and honk horns on big trucks.

Fourteen different union trade groups taught about 1,000 kids from an estimated 26 high schools about careers in building and construction at Northwest Indiana Construction & Skilled Trades Day. Students received hands-on demonstrations...

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Trades day highlights potential careers to high school students

Nov 23, 2017 - Some workforce development professionals hope an effective method to shore up hard-to-fill but in-demand jobs is to showcase potential opportunities to young people still undecided about their careers.   

That's the hope for the inaugural Northwest Indiana Construction & Skilled Trades Day program, set for Tuesday in the Industrial Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. The event is open to students and their families from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then to the general public from...




Well-paying Jobs May Go Unfilled Soon

Construction & Trades Forum

Representatives from the building trades, building trades unions and local educators met Thursday during a Construction and Trades Forum at the Construction Advancement Foundation in Portage to generate ideas about meeting the challenges of workforce needs now and in the future.




Porter County Career and Technical Center Hosts Apprenticeship Fair

College isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK.

That was the message on Tuesday afternoon at the Porter County Career Center, where an apprenticeship fair showed region students options in the skilled labor fields.




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Searching for a career path that offers many options and provides a true sense of accomplishment? If you’re technical-minded, like to work with your hands while thinking on your feet and enjoy a variety of work locations, then a career as an electrical worker may just be the job for you.





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