Opportunities Await Students Considering a Skilled Trade

CANFIELD, Ohio — Between 5,000 and 6,000 high school students from 55 districts in seven counties attended and got a better understanding of the skilled trades, Robert Eggleston says. He is coordinator for counseling at the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio.

Most of the trades represented at the expo reported a need for more workers and those that didn’t said they soon will once projects such as the new St. Joseph Hospital Mercy Health plans to build in Champion ramps up.

“We’ll need 100 to 150 guys just for that one project, for probably three years,” says Rick Boyarko, training director with Local 396 of the Mercy project. “There’s a lot of work on the horizon, not just for us, for all the trades.”

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