A career fair is being held at Orville H. Platt High School, 220 Coe Ave. for people looking for work in the construction trades.
The event, sponsored by City Councilwoman Dante Bartolomeo and the Hartford-New Britain Building Trades Council, is intended to give Meriden residents the opportunity to explore careers in construction-related fields.
Starting today, residents 18 and over can apply for an apprenticeship with 14 trade unions. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver's license and access to transportation. Applicants are also strongly urged to bring resumes to the event.
Applicants will be brought in for an assessment Aug. 11. If they pass the test, they will be given two weeks of pre-employment preparation, followed by acceptance into an apprenticeship program.
The career fair is being held today from 3 to 7 p.m. and will continue Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Orville H. Platt High School.
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