The 2023 DuPage County Trade Apprenticeship Expo

Sep 12, 2023

For the past few years, the DuPage County Building & Construction Trades Council has sponsored the DuPage County Trade Apprenticeship Expo. CISCO (Construction Industry Service Corporation) co-sponsors the popular event, which encourages high-school students and post-graduates from the area to explore a career with the building trades. This year’s expo will be held on Wednesday, November 1st from 3:30pm -6:30pm.

“This is our annual opportunity to open the doors and invite students, parents, guidance counselors, and teachers in to learn what each trade is about and more importantly, outline the career potential that exists outside of the traditional collegiate path,” said PowerForward DuPage Executive Director Karyn Charvat. The expo started in 2018 when Charvat noticed a gap forming in the construction trade industries. It is held at the IBEW Local 701 Union Hall, home to PowerForward DuPage. The expo is free to attend but requires online registration in advance. During the expo, attendees interact with over a dozen of DuPage County’s building and construction trade affiliates and learn about each organization’s apprenticeship program and the benefits unique to each affiliate. Click here to register!

If you are a DuPage County educator and would like your high school to be contacted directly for participation, please contact PowerForward DuPage’s Executive Director Karyn Charvat at (630) 791-2660.

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