National Apprenticeship Week - READY SET BUILD on November 14th!


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READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations. Attendees will also meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry. The Expo will provide information about job opportunities available during the construction of Bedrock developments including: the Hudson’s Site, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks projects. 

As you may know, there are many construction projects set to take place throughout Detroit over the next several years. As part of these projects, developers, union partners and contractors are setting out to maximize participation of local residents to ensure viable careers are created and economic stability grows throughout the neighborhoods of Detroit and Wayne County.

Bedrock Detroit is kicking off with three projects in Detroit that will need the help of area residents to fill skilled trades positions to complete construction. These projects include the Hudson’s Site Development, Wayne County Criminal Justice Center and Monroe Blocks, to name a few.

You can help Detroit and Wayne County residents get prepared to enter the trades by sharing this information about READY. SET. BUILD!

The expo will take place on November 14, 2018 at COBO Center. Doors open at 8:30 am. The event is FREE and will provide information about job opportunities available during the construction of Bedrock developments. There will also be workforce training and community support partners onsite to help residents overcome barriers that may limit entry into the skilled trades.

Transportation provided!

Free transportation will be provided by bus shuttle to and from COBO Center at the following locations from 8am-2pm.


Pick up times at each location: 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm

At the Ready. Set. Build! Expo, residents will:
• Learn about the projects.
• Learn what skilled trades will be needed on the projects.
• Learn how to get connected to the skilled trades through apprenticeship programs.
• Register for the projects to be contacted when opportunities are available.
• Register to attend upcoming events where they can meet potential employers and apprenticeship school representatives.

Please spread the word by sharing the information included in this article with the community. You can
also help by asking residents to visit to learn more and to register for the event.

Advance registration is requested but not required to attend.  

This event is brought to you by our Michigan Construction Partner Barton Malow in collaboration with Bedrock Detroit and Turner.

Michigan Construction Partner Local 324 Operating Engineers along with community partners Detroit at Work and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance and many others are also participating in this awesome event!


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