Students learn about trade jobs at Rochester Careers in Construction fair

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The group Rochester Careers in Construction hosted its 24th annual career fair to help fill hundreds of construction jobs in the area and to get students interested in construction.

About 50 vendors, employers, and unions were there to talk about opportunities. There were all kinds of things students could try, from working a backhoe and tractor to welding and carpentry.

“Getting into the building trades, no debt, you earn while you learn which is a long-standing practice of the Rochester building trades and at the end of the day you come out no debt and a job that pays often six figures,” said Joe Morelle Jr., who organized the event.

More than 1,000 students, teachers, and counselors took part at the fair at the Monroe County Fleet Center on Paul Road.