October is Careers in Construction Month!

The Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation has gotten Governor Pence to officially declare October Careers in Construction Month in the State of Indiana. Careers in Construction Month will become an annual event held each October to increase awareness of the construction trades and appreciation of construction craft professionals and the entire construction workforce. To celebrate this month we will be contacting more than 1,000 school across the state and giving them information about why careers in construction are an excellent choice for their students.

Also during the month of October we will be hosting another Construction Career Fair to help people start entry level careers in construction. We hosted our first Construction Career Fair in August and had over 100 people attend who were looking for work in the construction industry. So far, more than 35 of those who attended have started working with a company who exhibited at the event. October’s career fair will take place on October 27th from 10-1pm at the MLK Community Center at 40 West 40th Street in Indianapolis. If you or your company is interested in being an exhibitor, please email ICRF Executive Director, Ali Brown, at ali@indianaconstruction.org.

The ICRF is also excited to announce the date of our High School Construction Career Symposium. This annual event attracts students from across the state who are interested in construction careers and allows them to learn through hands on activities about all the different career pathways. Our event will be held this year at the Ivy Tech Noblesville Campus on December 13th from 9:30-2pm. The ICRF has space for exhibitors both inside and outside, so if you would like to bring heavy equipment to show off, they have you covered. They are expecting 800-1,000 students who are in building trades classes or who have said that they would like to work in the construction industry. Exhibitor spaces are available. Please email Ali Brown at ali@indianaconstruction.org if you would like to reserve a space.

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