With a construction boom in Milwaukee that hasn’t been seen in decades, there are job opportunities for workers who possess the right kinds of skills and knowledge.

A key information session is set for Tuesday, June 28 for people looking to begin acquiring those skills, according to Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II.

Alderman Stamper said the Social Development Commission (SDC) will be holding special, multifaceted construction training classes starting in July, and the information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at 1730 W. North Ave. is a must for those who want to apply for the classes. Attendees must register for the session in advance, and can register online at www.cr-sdc.org or by calling 414-906-2711.

With construction underway on the new $500 million downtown arena for the Bucks, as well as ongoing construction on the $450 million Northwestern Mutual Life headquarters building project, it is a prime time to get an excellent job for those with the right construction training, Alderman Stamper said.

“I believe we will be seeing additional major construction projects of all kinds in Milwaukee in the years ahead, so those who have the training and the skills will be positioned to have the best opportunities on these projects,” he said. “That’s why it is important to take advantage of the program next week at the SDC.”

Those who attend the SDC classes will learn more about careers such as carpentry, concrete finishing, electrical, heavy equipment operation, plumbing, roofing, and HVAC. Classes will cover basic and OSHA construction safety, introduction to hand tools, power tools, construction math, basic rigging, and construction drawing, and there will also be classes on basic employability and communication skills.