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JP Cullen’s 5th Annual Construction Career Fair

Posted By Courtney Shipshock On October 11, 2019

JP Cullen’s annual career fair is just one example of our commitment to the construction industry and providing opportunities for students who have a passion for the skilled trades.

Our Apprenticeship Committee works hard to ensure that we’re able to build partnerships with local area schools by participating in tours of our job sites and mentoring students in the classroom.

This year, we hosted our fifth annual construction fair at our Janesville location where over 200 students participated in various stations lead by different trades.

Not Your Traditional Career Fair 

When taking a step into our career fair, you’ll notice it’s not the same as most traditional fairs you’ve been to. Construction is a hands-on field, so to best understand the different career paths we offer a variety of activities allowing students to put themselves into the shoes of the different trades.

We want to ensure that the students are exposed to all of the different opportunities that the trades and construction industry has to offer, so they are best able to find their passions.

This year’s fair featured stations in electrical, mechanical, HVAC, fire protection, ironworkers, carpenters, millwrights, concrete finishers, masons, operating engineers, safety, BIM, and prefabrication.

Different Career Paths Following High School

With ­­over 200 students from local area schools, there was a lot of learning taking place! The schools that stopped by included: Mt. Horeb High School, Janesville Parker, Janesville Craig, Delavan-Darien High School, Edgerton, Juda, Stoughton, Whitewater, Brodhead, Lake Geneva Badger, McFarland, Clinton, Parker High School, Beloit Memorial High School, and Cambridge High School.

Not all high school students have the same graduation plans, and it’s great to see the excitement for the different career paths that the construction industry has available.

Check out our Facebook Page for photos from this exciting day and updates on current open positions.

Last but not least, we would like to thank our employees for taking time out of their schedules to positively impact the community. The support for our #FutureBuilders is greatly appreciated!

Looking to get involved in the trades? 

Are you or someone you know looking to get involved in the trades? If so, contact Joe Schwengels, JP Cullen Apprenticeship Committee Chair. For more information on how an apprenticeship works, visit the Department of Workforce Development website.

Check out our feature in the Janesville Gazette!

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