Largest hands-on career fair in Upper Peninsula now open to public

 The Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Days are open to the public this year.
The Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Days are open to the public this year. (WLUC)
Published: Sep. 11, 2019 at 11:23 AM EDT
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The largest hands-on career fair in the Upper Peninsula will be open to the public later this month.

Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Days is a chance to work with hands-on demonstrations and learn how you can enter fields where you will earn sustainable wages in long-term employment opportunities.

All ages of the general public are invited to explore career opportunities at the Marquette County Fairgrounds from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Groups of high school students are attending the U.P. Professional Trades Career Days on Sept. 25 and 26.

If you’re interested in the trades, you’re invited! This event is open to all, including middle school students, homeschooled youth, recent high school graduates, and working professionals looking for a change. All minors will need a guardian’s signature to participate.

This free event is sponsored by the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, the Upper Peninsula Construction Council, the UPward Talent Council – Michigan Works!, and the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency.

Trades at Past Events: Masonry, Concrete Finishing, Welding, Carpentry, Iron Working, Utility Construction, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medicine, Heavy Equipment Operation, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, and more.

New This Year: The National Guard and a Forest Industry Simulator.

Professional Attendees: Labor unions from the region, as well as regional employers, construction contractors, manufacturing representatives, Northern Michigan University representatives, and employment specialists.

If participants have questions about the event, contact Jim Yates at 906-226-5147 or Vendors, contact Tony Retaskie at 906-786-1573 or if you are interested in attending or assisting with the event.

Watch the video above from the TV6 Morning News for more details.