218Trades and the Apprenticeship Summit 2019 Back in June, I was invited to be on a planning team for the 2019 Apprenticeship Summit which was to be held in Duluth on November 15th. The 218trades part of the summit was headed up by NEMOJT's Heath Boe, one of the point people for 218trades and a believer in how a renewed focus on the opportunities in the trades can impact lives in "the 218." Anyway... Working in conjunction with Elena Foshay from Duluth Workforce Development, Rick Martagon and Jeremy Parker from the State of Minnesota, along with many others, [...]
What Employers Have to Say
The trades have Good pay, even at a starting wage. Advancements are there if you take it seriously and want to improve your career. The demand is strong.
We have requests for 2 to 3 times the work that we can perform. If I had qualified job foremen and quality workers available, we could build many more homes and projects than we do.
There is a great satisfaction in building, and completing quality projects for people. The work has great variety, and the learning experiences are invaluable.