On April 8, 2017 NCI partnered with 30+ government, service provider and development partners to launch WARD 8 WORKS with the goal of better connecting Ward 8 residents to construction jobs on Ward 8 development projects that will begin hiring in the next 9 – 18 months. Some 110 residents participated in the event, where they learned about:
- The development projects that are part of W8W, their hiring timelines and the types of jobs that will be available
- The partners who are prepared to support participants in becoming job ready
- What opportunities exist to begin a career in construction, and what it takes to get on that career path
- The opportunity to join the “W8W Cohort” – who will be prioritized in hiring on W8W development projects
Attendees also had an opportunity to connect with 12 agencies and service providers during the event expo, and use the DOES van, which was stationed outside the event. Event materials are below:
Are you a Ward 8 resident interested in construction work on Ward 8 development projects? Fill out the participant profile. Download and return the completed form to: email@example.com •or• Click HERE to complete the form online.