For the ninth consecutive year, more than 90 students have graduated from the ComEd CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy, an 11-week job training program that increases the number of diverse, skilled candidates for construction and related jobs in Chicagoland and northern Illinois. Created in 2013, CONSTRUCT increases the pool of qualified minority candidates for construction jobs in Illinois by strengthening job readiness and life skills and preparing for industry-required testing. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CONSTRUCT shifted from an in-person to a hybrid model with much of the program’s training completed through virtual platforms.
“While the past year has challenged our communities, ComEd successfully graduated 92 local students from this year’s CONSTRUCT program,” said Diana Sharpe, vice president of economic and workforce development with ComEd. “CONSTRUCT brings together utilities, labor unions, non-profit organizations, construction companies, and other industry-related organizations to train and provide construction and related job opportunities for diverse candidates. ComEd
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