NEWS RELEASE: 2015 Manitoba Construction Career Expo


For Immediate Release


(WINNIPEG, MB, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015) A week from today, more than 1,700 high school students from across Manitoba will converge at Red River Exhibition Place for the 7th annual Manitoba Construction Career Expo.

Hosted by the Winnipeg Construction Association (WCA), this one-day event allows students to try a variety of trades – from welding, painting, roofing, to piping. More than 30 exhibitors will be on site showcasing their trade, through education and hands-on activities.

With recent industry reports of a looming skilled labour shortage, the industry has pooled its resources to educate the next generation of Manitobans on what it means to work in the construction industry today.

“We want the next generation of construction professionals to be Manitobans, and what better way than to educate high school students on this rewarding career path,” says Ron Hambley, President, WCA. “Most people have the common perception that to work in construction, all you need is a set of hammer and nails, but it’s much more than that. Our industry has opportunities for anyone who is into math or science, or for anyone else who likes to build with their hands.”

Event Details

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Where: Red River Exhibition Place

Driving Directions:  Red River Exhibition Place is located adjacent to Assiniboia Downs. Drive West on Portage Ave., past the intersection with the Perimeter Hwy, and turn right on Race Track Road (Point West Autopark). 

Time: Career Expo runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Please call Meryl at (204) 955-7949 if you are attending)


  • High School Students
  • Career Expo Exhibitors
  • Ron Hambley, Winnipeg Construction Association, President


For more Information, contact:

Meryl Kaye De Leon | Winnipeg Construction Association, | Cell: (204) 955-7949 | (204) 775-8664 ext. 2249


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Posted on: May 6, 2015

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