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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7 hours ago
GROW Racine

Grow your future success, Racine! Make plans to attend the Career Fair at Knapp Elementary tomorrow, Wednesday, 3/22 from 4-7pm. Come learn about and apply for great careers with the City of Racine, On the lake, Racine Unified Schools, and Racine County Wisconsin.

#GROWRacine #cityofracine #racineSave the date and share!

Racine County, in collaboration with the City of Racine, On the lake and Racine Unified Schools, is hosting a Career Fair on March 22, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at Knapp Elementary.

When you consider everything Racine County has to offer including the salary, the benefits, the ongoing training and support, and most importantly the impact you’ll have on the lives of others in your community; it will be the right opportunity for you and someone you know!!

*Save the date*

If your company or business would like to be a part of this hiring event please contact:
Michael Holden at Michael.Holden@rusd.org
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Grow your future success, Racine! Make plans to attend the Career Fair at Knapp Elementary tomorrow, Wednesday, 3/22 from 4-7pm. Come learn about and apply for great careers with the City of Racine, On the lake, Racine Unified Schools, and Racine County Wisconsin. 

#GROWRacine #cityofracine #racine
1 week ago
GROW Racine

We're so proud of these City of Racine residents who just graduated from WRTP / BIG STEP's pre-apprenticeship program! These residents now have skills & connections that we hope will lead to great careers in the construction and building trades!

These residents also received GROW Racine Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarships of up to $1,500 each to help pay the bills while they were making progress in the program!

Learn more about these (limited time!) City scholarships and the City's pre-apprenticeship program partners. www.growracine.org/careers-in-the-trades/

#cityofracine #racinewisconsin #GROWRacine
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Were so proud of these City of Racine residents who just graduated from WRTP / BIG STEPs pre-apprenticeship program! These residents now have skills & connections that we hope will lead to great careers in the construction and building trades! 

These residents also received GROW Racine Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarships of up to $1,500 each to help pay the bills while they were making progress in the program! 

Learn more about these (limited time!) City scholarships and the Citys pre-apprenticeship program partners. https://www.growracine.org/careers-in-the-trades/

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1 week ago
GROW Racine

We're so excited about all 29 of the nonprofits who will be receiving a GROW Racine Mini-Grant to help meet unmet community needs in Racine! The City is proud to make these investments in our residents and our community partners.

Congrats to all of the selected organizations, including: The main project and cafe on state, BeLEAF Survivors, Inc., Women's Resource Center - Racine, WI, Racine Literacy Council, John XXIII Educational Center, Hispanic Roundtable of Racine, Black Arts Council of Racine, Mahogany Gallery & Artspace by Scott Terry, Hospitality Center (Racine), The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin, Racine Friendship Clubhouse, Health Care Network, Inc., NAMI Racine County, Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps, Racine County Food Bank, Root River Council, RUGN: The Racine Urban Garden Network, Professional Women in Trades, SAFE Haven of Racine, Women's Resource Center - Racine, WI!

Follow this page to get more updates on the City of Racine's #GROWRacine's initiatives aimed at opening doors to opportunities and empowerment for City of Racine residents! #CityofRacine #Racine
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3 weeks ago
GROW Racine

In-person orientation to answer your questions and get you started on your path to earning your high school equivalency diploma! Help spread the word to City residents you know who might be ready to take this step towards their futures!
#GROWRacineWant to earn your high school credential but need some more information???

WELL DO WE HAVE THE SOLUTION FOR YOU!

Attend an IN-PERSON orientation on March 9th to learn more about YWCA Southeast Wisconsin FREE 5.09 HSED program.
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In-person orientation to answer your questions and get you started on your path to earning your high school equivalency diploma! Help spread the word to City residents you know who might be ready to take this step towards their futures!
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1 month ago
GROW Racine

Help spread the word about this Scholarship opportunity! #GROWRacine #cityofracineAre you a high school senior graduating this year? Apply for the first annual Rosa Parks Transit Equity Scholarship from RYDE Racine: forms.gle/UpUGJqiWQGBNvkBT7 ... See MoreSee Less

Help spread the word about this Scholarship opportunity! #GROWRacine #CityofRacine
1 month ago
GROW Racine

The City of Racine, On the lake's new Youth Employment Program is a terrific example of how the City is investing in our residents through our GROW Racine programs!

If you are interested in receiving updates about this summer’s Youth Employment Program, text your name and “youth jobs” to 262-276-2692 OR click here: slkt.io/WGp8

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Last year, the City of Racine, On the lake employed 39 youth in the Youth Employment Program, an initiative run by our Youth Employment Officer, Kischa Buford.

Each of the youth worked for a city department, learning about their government and what it means to serve the public.

This morning, our senior leadership heard about plans for the second year of this important program. I can't wait to work with the ambitious, civically minded young people who apply this summer.

Stay tuned to our page when the application is released.
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The City of Racine, On the lakes new Youth Employment Program is a terrific example of how the City is investing in our residents through our GROW Racine programs!

If you are interested in receiving updates about this summer’s Youth Employment Program, text your name and “youth jobs” to 262-276-2692 OR click here: https://slkt.io/WGp8

Share this post to help other residents learn about this great program.
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