The jobs are coming. Now, it’s time to get prepared.
As Foxconn prepares to build a massive manufacturing campus that will bring thousands of construction jobs to Racine County, the upcoming Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair will help residents launch a rewarding career in construction.
The fair — scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. — will connect people with community resources in order to understand the skills needed to enter the construction field. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required.
Some of the resources include career exploration services, job readiness and skills training, education programs, apprenticeship opportunities, re-entry workforce services, veteran services, and vocational rehabilitation. The Construction Resource Fair will also feature several workshops on pre-apprenticeship construction training, entrepreneurship, and jobs of the future.
The Foxconn project will support an estimated 10,000 construction jobs over the next four years, as well as 6,000 indirect jobs from construction.
“We’re entering an exciting new chapter in Racine County’s history and we want everyone to share in the region’s success,” County Executive Jonathan Delagrave said. “The Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair is an important way to help put residents on a path to jobs in the construction field.”
The Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair is coordinated in partnership with the Wisconsin Departments of Administration, Transportation, and Workforce Development, as well as the City and County of Racine, the Village of Mount Pleasant, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation and the Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.