About 650 students from 24 high schools descended on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building on Friday to learn about various construction trades.
The 13th annual construction trades career fair targets high school juniors and seniors to educate them about construction careers and the pathway to successful employment after high school as an alternative for those not going to college. Students had an opportunity to learn from bricklayers, carpenters, heavy equipment technicians, plumbers, pipefitters and cabinet makers. There were also a number of hands-on activities that allowed some students to scale iron beams, try their hand at plastering and many others.
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