CSTB to host Building and Construction Trades Apprenticeship Career Fair
~The event will be in partnership with CSTB and Hillsborough Community College ~
TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) and Hillsborough Community College will hold an Apprenticeship Career Fair for the Building and Construction trade industry. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CSTB’s Tampa Center, located at 9215 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, 33612.
Employers from Independent Electrical Contractors Florida West Coast Chapters, Plumbers and Pipefitters U.A. Local 123 and Fire Protection Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 821 will interview applicants for apprenticeships in commercial electrician, plumbing, and pipefitting, and fire sprinkler protection.
The event is open to all job seekers, but they must pre-register on www.EmployFlorida.com prior to the event. Once job seekers are pre-registered on Employ Florida, they can register for the Hiring Fair by going to www.CareerSourceTampaBay.com/JobFair.
The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency, hold a valid driver’s license, have reliable transportation to the job site and classroom, and be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade. Upon completion of the training program, an apprentice is issued a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the state of Florida.
There are both union and non-union apprenticeship programs. The apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers to establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program.
The apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the trade skills through on-the-job training and completes classroom-related instruction in the evening or on weekends. There are no tuition or fees for the classroom-related instruction. However, the apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.
The apprenticeship programs employ a traditional “earn and learn” model in which a sponsoring employer pays the apprentices an hourly wage while they learn a trade. Apprentices receive a structured pay scale and incremental wage increases as they become more knowledgeable and skilled on the job.
For more information about this career fair, Contact Carmen Cruz at 813-397-2052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CareerSource Tampa Bay
Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,321,277.
CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates.
Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies.
All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.