Last week, I went with some young men from Cedar Riverside to the 3rd Annual Info Expo, a trades informational designed to connect people to skills and trades. It was a great experience for our youth to learn about careers in the trades and opportunities to listen to people currently working as carpenters, electricians, laborers and other union trades.
The young men enjoyed the exposure to the trades and the opportunities for training to gain the necessary skills for well-paying careers. One of the of the young men, Abdul, was extremely interested in the MN Statewide Limited Energy Apprenticeship training and plans to go to their site in Fridley to training in the next couple weeks.
These opportunities are exactly what our young people in Cedar Riverside need and we must support them in whatever capacity we can.