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  • Event highlighting construction careers set for May 19

    May 09, 2018 | Read More News
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    Construction employers with immediate openings will be on hand at a career event Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Dr. Alan Storm Center, STAR Academic High School, 5093 S. Liberty Ave. It’s free and open to the public and no RSVP is required.

    The event is sponsored by the Pima County One-Stop Career Center, Pima County JTED, the Sunnyside Unified School District and Arizona Construction Trades.

    More than 20 employers will be on hand looking to hire concrete finishers, masons, framers, carpenters and installers. Valid social security cards and ID are required for immediate hiring.
    Construction workers
    In addition, parents are encouraged to come to the event with their high school or middle school students to learn more about Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Students can explore career paths in the construction and STEM industries and the classes they can take to achieve those goals.

    Equipment will be on display and hands-on demonstrations will provide students with a glimpse of what they can do in these careers.

    The Pima County One-Stop connects job seekers to ARIZONA@WORK, a statewide network of employment, training, and educational programs. Services are offered at three locations: the Kino One-Stop Center has been designated to assist workers who have been laid off (dislocated workers), adult job seekers are served at the Rio Nuevo One-Stop Center and the Youth Employment One-Stop Center assists youth.   

    For more information, contact Daniel Howe, workforce development specialist, at 520-724-9014 or Daniel.Howe@pima.gov.

    The One-Stop administers the programs for more than 920 high school students across Southern Arizona. Many of the students have since moved on to coursework at Pima Community College as part of a $5.4 million Youth Career Connect program supported by the U.S. Department of Labor through June 2018. Other partners are the Tucson Unified School District and nonprofit partner, Tucson Youth Development. Pima County is the grant awardee on behalf of Innovation Frontier Arizona, which also includes Santa Cruz, Cochise and Yuma counties.