A June 6th article in the Dayton Business Journal reported construction job numbers jobs posted a slight gain in April, 2016 from April 2015 in the Dayton Region. This information was provided by Ken Simonson, the AGC’s Chief Economist, who also shared many metro areas could add more construction jobs if there were enough qualified workers.
In response to the forecasted need of construction workers, the Miami Valley Building Trades Apprenticeship Group has been busy with various Outreach & Recruitment efforts in the area to attract the Industry’s future workforce:
- This Spring, the Southwest Ohio Carpenters and the Ironworkers hosted Open Houses at their training facilities. The Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program is very proud of its new facility which is located at 4191 E. US Route 40, Tipp City, 45371.
- The Group hosted its annual Breakfast & Expo for Counselors and Educators to share on career opportunities in the building trades through apprenticeship training. Randy Fox, AGC, West Central Ohio Division emceed the day’s program.
- Apprentice Coordinators attended various career events for high school students and the general public, including: 2016 Construction Career Fair sponsored by Ohio Means Jobs, Montgomery County; Mound Street Academy’s Spring Career Fair; Butler Tech’s Apprenticeship Day; and a Career Fair at Stebbins High School for students and the general public.
Though career fair events slow in the summer months, recruitment of men and women into the Construction Industry will continue with the MVACP planning the 11th Construction Career Expo scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th at the Operating Engineers. Additionally, the OPCMIA will hold its regional apprenticeship competition at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on July 27-28th.