Careers in the Trades

Start Your Career in the Building Trades

We’re experiencing a moment in history when changes in the manufacturing sector, retirement of an aging skilled trade workforce, and diversification of the regional economy have created a skills shortage. This means there are new opportunities for City residents to launch careers in the building and construction trades – giving them access to family-sustaining jobs with great benefits and skills to literally rebuild and grow our community.

The City of Racine and Mayor Mason believe in your potential! We want to encourage and support adults in the City who are interested in starting family-sustaining careers in the building/construction trades. We know that for too long, people of color and women especially have been underrepresented in the trades, and we are investing to help our residents get the support, education, and training they need to access these jobs.

City of Racine career in the building trades

The City is proud to partner with WRTP/Big Step and the Racine Family YMCA to help our residents complete their FREE pre-apprenticeship training programs. Through WRTP/Big Step’s Roadbuilding Training Program and the Racine Family YMCA’s First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Program, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to begin a new career with great pay, benefits, and stability in the construction and building trades. AND, for a limited time, the City will give City residents age 18+ who go through one of these FREE training programs a $1,500 City Scholarship to help you pay the bills while you’re being trained! Apply here.

We know that starting training programs requires a lot of time, effort, and sacrifice. To support you in doing this, the City is now offering scholarships of up to $1,500 to residents who enroll in and complete either WRTP/Big Step’s Southeast Wisconsin Roadbuilding Training Program or the Racine YMCA’s First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

If you live in the City of Racine and are ready to start your career in the building trades, complete this application for a City scholarship and begin your journey

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GROW Racine

Today from 2-4pm! Get started today and earn your high school credential for FREE in as little as 16 weeks! Open orientation today to learn about the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's FREE 5.09 high school equivalency diploma program and the City of Racine, On the lake's $1,500 scholarships to help you pay the bills while you go through the free program! #growracine #cityofracine ... See MoreSee Less

Today from 2-4pm! Get started today and earn your high school credential for FREE in as little as 16 weeks! Open orientation today to learn about the YWCA Southeast Wisconsins FREE 5.09 high school equivalency diploma program and the City of Racine, On the lakes $1,500 scholarships to help you pay the bills while you go through the free program! #growracine #cityofracineImage attachment
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GROW Racine

Earn your high school credential in as little as 16 weeks! Next Tuesday, June 14th from 2-4pm, come to an open orientation session to learn about the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's FREE 5.09 HSED program and the City of Racine, On the lake's $1,500 scholarships to help you pay the bills while you go through the 5.09. We'll help you get signed up right then and there! #growracine ... See MoreSee Less

Earn your high school credential in as little as 16 weeks! Next Tuesday, June 14th from 2-4pm, come to an open orientation session to learn about the YWCA Southeast Wisconsins FREE 5.09 HSED program and the City of Racine, On the lakes $1,500 scholarships to help you pay the bills while you go through the 5.09. Well help you get signed up right then and there! #growracineImage attachment
1 month ago
GROW Racine

Another GROW Racine initiative has now launched! We're now accepting applications for the City of Racine’s Youth Apprenticeship Program! Youth ages 16-24 will have the opportunity to get paid $15/hour this summer, working directly with a City of Racine professional completing hands-on projects, job shadowing, and gaining an authentic work experience.

The mission of this program is build a career experience for our youth to strengthen their professional, social, and economic growth. Our vision is to create job experiences today, which will build the employment pipelines for tomorrow and increase the diversity of Racine’s workforce.

#cityofracine #growracine #racineI'm excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the City of Racine’s Youth Apprenticeship Program! Youth ages16-24 will have the opportunity to get paid $15/hour this summer, working directly with a City of Racine professional completing hands-on projects, job shadowing, and gaining an authentic work experience.

We are offering a variety of positions in City departments including marketing/social media for the Racine Police Department, education with the Racine Public Library, Lake Michigan water testing and laboratory work with the Wastewater Utility, and more!

The mission of this program is build a career experience for our youth to strengthen their professional, social, and economic growth. Our vision is to create job experiences today, which will build the employment pipelines for tomorrow and increase the diversity of Racine’s workforce. #GrowRacine #CityofRacine #Racine

Interested youth can apply here: www.growracine.org/youth-apprenticeship/
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Another GROW Racine initiative has now launched! Were now accepting applications for the City of Racine’s Youth Apprenticeship Program! Youth ages 16-24 will have the opportunity to get paid $15/hour this summer, working directly with a City of Racine professional completing hands-on projects, job shadowing, and gaining an authentic work experience.

The mission of this program is build a career experience for our youth to strengthen their professional, social, and economic growth. Our vision is to create job experiences today, which will build the employment pipelines for tomorrow and increase the diversity of Racine’s workforce.

#cityofracine #growracine #racine
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