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JP Cullen Hosts 2023 Construction Career Fair

Jessica Richards

Our Construction Career Fair is just one example of our unwavering dedication to the construction industry and fostering the growth of students with a passion for skilled trades. Behind the scenes, in addition, our diligent Apprenticeship Committee tirelessly forges connections with local schools, engaging in site tours and providing invaluable classroom mentorship opportunities.


This year, we hosted our 7th construction fair since 2015 at our Janesville Headquarters with more than 300 enthusiastic students in attendance, they were treated to a hands-on experience that allowed them to explore various trade professions, led by skilled experts.



This is Not Your Traditional Career Fair

As you step into our career fair, you quickly notice that it stands apart from the conventional fairs you may have attended in the past. Construction is a hands-on field, so we offered a diverse range of activities that enable students to immerse themselves in the shoes of various tradespeople.


Our primary goal is to ensure that students gain exposure to the myriad of opportunities presented by the construction industry, empowering them to discover their true passion. This year’s fair showcased an extensive array of disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, HVAC, fire protection, ironworking, carpentry, concrete finishing, masonry, operating engineers, safety practices, virtual design & construction (VDC), and prefabrication.



Different Career Paths Following High School

With ­­over 300 students from local area schools, there was a lot of learning taking place! The schools that stopped by included: Albany High School, Belleville High School, Beloit Memorial High School, Lincoln Academy, Beloit Turner High School, Big Foot High School, Brodhead High School, Clinton High School, Columbus High School, Delavan-Darien High School, Edgerton High School, Janesville Craig High School, Janesville Parker High School, Juda High School, McFarland High School, Milton High School, Orfordville/Parkview High School, Whitewater High School, and Wisconsin Heights High School. Not all high school students have the same graduation plans, and it is great to see the excitement for the different career paths that the construction industry has available.


Check out our Facebook Page for photos from this exciting day and our website for current job openings, if you don’t see something of interest, please reach out to:


A special thanks to our sponsors for making it a successful day! Sponsors include 1901, Ace Materials Placing, Advanced Fastening Systems, AGC, Ahern, Aliant Energy, Badger Contractors, Bandt Communications, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, DeGarmo Plumbing, Fabick CAT Rentals, Hatch, Hooper Corporation, Ironworkers Local 383, Janesville Bobcat, Laborers 464, Lincoln Contractors Supply, LW Meyer, Lyson, Marling Lumber, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters 314, Operating Engineers 139, Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 599, Verona Safety Supply, and Zalk Josephs.


Finally, we would like to thank our employees for taking time out of their schedules to positively impact the community and the future of our industry. The support for our #FutureBuilders is greatly appreciated!


Looking to get involved in the trades?

Are you or someone you know looking to get involved in the trades? If so, contact For more information on how an apprenticeship works, visit the Department of Workforce Development website.


Upcoming event?

Have an upcoming career day or fair or would like a construction professional to come into your class? Please contact


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