After High School, What's Next?
There are literally millions of people who work in skilled labor jobs, and they’re paid well, especially compared to college graduates. The average starting salary of someone going through an apprenticeship program is $42,000. They're entering the workforce sooner, they're guaranteed a career path, and their skills are in high-demand.
Learn from the Pros
Every spring, Building Advantage hosts a Career Fair for middle and high school students at the Waukesha Expo Center. This event brings together representatives from all 18 local construction labor unions and local union contractors to perform live demonstrations of their work, and facilitate hands-on activities for the students to participate in to learn more about careers in the union construction industry.
We recommend that schools plan to spend at least 1.5 hours at the Career Fair to give students enough time to see all of the exhibits. We recommend having at least one chaperone per every 12-15 students.
Some other things to note:
- Students need to bring a pen or pencil with them to fill out a construction questionnaire
- No food or drink is allowed at the event
- No electronic devices (computers, iPods, phones, etc.)
- No backpacks, large purses and/or bags (leave these items on the bus)
- Students are not allowed to smoke regardless of being 18
- Chaperones must stay with the students at all times
Sign Up Today
Sign up here to learn more about the annual Career Fair and to be added to our email invitation list.
Please note that this event is not open to the public, and you must register your school to attend prior to the event. Parents may register individually to bring their school-age children ahead of time. Again, this is not a job fair for individuals seeking employment.