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Looking for a career in construction? Make it a reality by checking out these upcoming events.

At the Illinois Tollway, we’re committed to expanding access to opportunities for Illinois’ diverse communities. Our ConstructionWorks program is ready to help job seekers take the next step to make a new career in construction become a reality. With more than $20 billion in planned construction in Chicagoland over the next decade, the demand for a skilled workforce is growing, and there’s never been a better time to get started. 

ConstructionWorks providers are hosting events, participating in job fairs and informational sessions across the region this month designed to help participants with the following:

  • Explore opportunities for a career in the construction industry
  • Learn the skills needed to be successful
  • Get assistance through support services designed to overcome any challenges 

Check out any one of the following June events, or simply click here to apply and become connected with your nearest ConstructionWorks location.

 

Intro to Construction Trades Workshop
Friday, June 7, 2019
10:00 AM

West Suburban Cook County American Job Center
1701 South 1st Avenue Suite 10
Maywood, Illinois 60153

Learn about opportunities in the Building & Construction Trades Industry.  This presentation will provide an overview of the outlook, wages, working conditions, and requirements for Construction Trade jobs.  We will also discuss Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs available in the Chicagoland area and how E&ES can support you along the way into these exciting and in-demand careers.  

 

Construction Jobs A to Z
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Northside American Job Center
Truman College
1145 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Thinking about a Career in Construction? Understand what types of construction jobs are available, salaries and more. Find out about Career Paths, how to get started with a job in construction. Learn what support and resources available to help you get a construction job. Idea for anyone who is interested in working in the trades.

 

Career Day! A Day In the Life of the Trades
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
9:00 AM

Central States SER 
3948 West 26th Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60623

Attend our educational session where we’ll cover 

  • Intro to Construction Trades: Apprenticeships
  • Wages, conditions, and preparedness
  • Apprenticeship application process
  • Overview of Trades and Opportunities
  • Potential resources to help you get started with a career in construction

 

Intro to Construction Trades Workshop
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
9:00 AM

Mid-South American Job Center 
4314 South Cottage Grove
2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60653

Learn about opportunities in the Building & Construction Trades Industry.  This presentation will provide an overview of the outlook, wages, working conditions, and requirements for Construction Trade jobs.  We will also discuss Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs available in the Chicagoland area and how E&ES can support you along the way into these exciting and in-demand careers.  

 

Men’s Health Summit and Construction Job Fair
Thursday, June 13, 2019
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Kennedy King College
6301 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60621

Health Screenings and Construction Job Fair. Featured guests include: Terry Mason, Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Dept of Public Health; Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer; Cook County Commissioner Danny Davis; Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson; Cook County Commissioner Bill Lowry; and Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore.

 

Intro to Construction Trades Workshop
Friday, June 14, 2019
1:00 PM

South Suburban Cook County American Job Center
Illinois Department of Employment Security Harvey Office
16845 South Halsted Street
Harvey, Illinois 60426

Learn about opportunities in the Building & Construction Trades Industry.  This presentation will provide an overview of the outlook, wages, working conditions, and requirements for Construction Trade jobs.  We will also discuss Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs available in the Chicagoland area and how E&ES can support you along the way into these exciting and in-demand careers.  

 

The Chicago Urban League - Citywide Job Fair 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

UIC Dorin Forum
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60608

The Chicago Urban League, through its Workforce Development programs, works to raise African American employment and income levels through job training and placement services, career exposure, career advancement, seminars, coaching and long-term retention strategies. The Chicago Urban League operates a full-service employment and training center as well as a career portal for jobseekers and employers. The League has also formed strong relationship and partnerships with local employers and training providers to offer employment and internship opportunities.

 

Intro to Construction Trades Workshop
Friday, June 21, 2019
9:00 AM

Southwest American Job Center at Daley College
7500 South Pulaski
Building 100
Chicago, Illinois 60652

Learn about opportunities in the Building & Construction Trades Industry.  This presentation will provide an overview of the outlook, wages, working conditions, and requirements for Construction Trade jobs.  We will also discuss Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs available in the Chicagoland area and how E&ES can support you along the way into these exciting and in-demand careers.  

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