Sep. 17, 2019

BELLE VERNON – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will host his first-ever Showcasing the Trades event on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Mon Valley Career and Technical Center, 5 Guttman Ave., Charleroi.

“The 49th District was once a hotbed for trade-based jobs,” said Cook. “Steelworkers, coal miners, railroad workers, carpenters and electricians were all predominant throughout the Mon Valley. For this event, we have extended an invitation to all our trade unions and other potential employers to share with our future student leaders and other job seekers the outstanding opportunities, competitive pay and benefits that a trades career can offer them. Best of all, these family-sustaining jobs are available NOW!”

The following participants are scheduled to attend:

• Douglas Education Center.
• GMS Corporate.
• Intermediate Unit 1.
• Intermediate Unit 3.
• Intermediate Unit 7.
• International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local # 5.
• International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
• Mon Valley Initiative.
• Penn Commercial Business and Technical School.
• Plasterers and Cement Masons Local # 526.
• Plumbers and Pipefitters Local # 354.
• Sheet Metal Workers Local #12.
• United Mine Workers of America.
• Waste Management.

“Whether it is coming from a private sector company or a trade union, we are hearing that all are facing two major hiring barriers: first, finding individuals who want to work, and secondly, individuals that can pass a drug test,” said Cook. “This is why our upcoming Trades Showcase event is open to everyone. Students, parents, grandparents or anyone else looking for work or potentially changing careers should come and meet with our region’s professional tradesmen. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to see what new doors are open for the people of the 49th Legislative District.”

For more information, please contact Cook’s Belle Vernon district office at 724-929-2660.

49th Legislative District
Representative Bud Cook
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: 724.929.2660 /