Apprenticeship Fair to Focus on Heavy Highway Construction Apprenticeship Programs

October 19, 2015, Press Release

JOHNSTOWN, PA, October 19, 2015— Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, the Pennsylvania CareerLink Cambria County, the Joseph B. Fay Company, and the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center will host a free Apprenticeship Fair on Tuesday, October 27 at the CareerLink located at 445 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township. The fair is open to anyone with an interest in a career in construction trades.

Highway Freeway Construction

Heavy Highway Construction

Construction professionals will be on site to discuss opportunities and requirements and to answer questions about the various heavy highway construction apprenticeship programs where you can earn as you learn. The event will be held in two sessions. The morning session (9:00 a.m. until noon) will be for area high school students and the afternoon session (12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) will be free and open to the public.

Goodwill and CareerLink are using the fair to invite students from area schools with an interest in heavy highway construction and provide them with an opportunity to further explore these careers. Staff also obtained a grant to help schools with transportation costs. Parents or students who are interested should contact their school’s guidance counselor for information about attending.

The Apprenticeship Fair will feature representatives from the following unions: carpenters/pile drivers, cement masons, laborers, operating engineers, and Teamsters. In addition, The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (CAWP) will be demonstrating a virtual introduction to various crafts. No RSVP is necessary and the event is open to the public.

The fair is presented during Careers in Demand Week and is made possible through the support of the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board, the region’s leader and active partner in workforce development efforts. This event is one of a series of year-long industry specific events that will be offered by the Pennsylvania CareerLink as a free resource for the community.

For more information, please contact the Pennsylvania CareerLink Cambria County at (814) 533-2493.

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
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