Put your hands on a future career in skilled trades!
Skilled trades and advanced manufacturing are key to Austin's economic success. Local businesses are demanding more workers to take roles in skilled trades, and many related occupations offer high wages and productive work. If you're interested in a skilled trade, then join us for the Apprenticeship Showcase event! Feel free to attend at a time that works best for you.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 │ 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 │ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, TX 78752
Taking public transit? Check out this interactive map to plan your route and travel times to the Crowne Plaza Austin.
If you're interested in having your business participate as a vendor or sponsor, please contact us at TradeUpTexas@wfscapitalarea.com.
Please note: we will have photo and video cameras present during the Apprenticeship Showcase. By attending this event, you consent to having your image captured by Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Texas Mutual, and any attending news media.
Trade Up Texas is supported by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, building a stronger, safer Texas
Our thanks to our sponsors:
Primary Sponsor - Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 286
Supporting Sponsor - Austin Regional Manufacturers Association
Supporting Sponsor - Independent Electrical Contractors Central Texas Chapter
Supporting Sponsor - Comfort Systems USA Mtech Icon
Supporting Sponsor - Intertech Flooring
Supporting Sponsor - Samsung Austin Semiconductor
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