Open house Job Training Fair April 3 for anyone wanting to work on NGA project

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LABORERS LOCAL 42’s union hall at 301 S. Ewing Ave. in St. Louis will be the site of an Army Corps of Engineers Job Training Fair April 3 for individuals interested in employment opportunities with the massive Next NGA West construction project.

The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a Job Training Fair for individuals interested in employment opportunities on the Next NGA West construction project.

The Corps will provide the public with information on employment requirements, training opportunities and apprenticeship programs on Tuesday, April 3, from noon to 6 p.m. at Laborers Local 42 Hall, 301 S. Ewing Ave., St. Louis MO 63103

The Job Training Fair will provide an opportunity for individuals interested in working on the project and a career in the building trades to meet with representatives from:

• St. Louis Building and Construction Trades’ BUD (Building Union Diversity) Training Program

• The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE)

• Union apprenticeship training programs

• NGA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MASSIVE PROJECT, THOUSANDS OF JOBS

Next NGA West is the multi-agency federal construction project for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility in St. Louis.

The $1.75 billion construction project will be massive, employing thousands of contractors and other building professionals.

Next month, the Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees military construction projects in the region (the St. Louis office handles civil construction), will issue a final request for proposals to the three construction joint ventures that it tapped as finalists to build the campus. The finalists, announced last September, will then have until July to submit detailed, technical proposals to the corps for the project.

The finalists, joint ventures each made up of several companies, are:

• A joint venture of Clark Construction Group, based in the Washington area, and JE Dunn Construction, based in Kansas City. St. Louis architecture firm HOK is the lead design firm on the team.

• A joint venture of Rock Hill-based McCarthy Building Companies and HITT Contracting, based in the Washington area. Engineering and construction firm Fluor, based in the Dallas area; San Francisco-based architecture firm Gensler; and Kansas City-based engineering firm Black & Veatch are also part of the team.

• A joint venture of Overland-based Alberici Constructors and Minneapolis-based Mortenson. That team is made up of several other companies, including St. Louis-based Corrigan Company and Civil Design, also of St. Louis.

The corps plans to make a final decision on the contractor by Spring 2019.

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