EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago’s Human Resources Department hosted business trade expo at Field Education Center on Wednesday Dec. 4.
The event, entitled “Building Careers for Our Community” provided E.C. residents with an opportunity to obtain information to pursue a successful career in the building and construction trades.
The program kicked off in the auditorium with a brief presentation that was followed by a question and answer segment from the audience. During this time, the Indiana Plan addressed questions about the union. The Indiana Plan, which is a pre-apprenticeship training program, recruits and educates participants with the steps they need in order to become accepted into construction apprenticeship programs. Immediately following the presentation was an informative seminar.
Local Union members then provided additional resources to residents that were present and expressed the many benefits of being employed in the construction trades. With more than a dozen union building trades in Indiana to consider, attendees were able to obtain valuable information on the different trades as well as applications to take the initial steps in building a great career. For more information on the Building Trades, you can contact Sandra Favela at the East Chicago Human Human Resources Department at 219-391-8479 or Brian Shipp from the Indiana Plan at 219-844-4503.