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Members of minorities making modest inroads in the trades

Isaiah Campbell, a black electrician trainee at Hunt Electric Corp., is the emerging future of the historically white Twin Cities construction trades.

Campbell, 32, spent most of 2015 at work in the two under-construction Wells Fargo buildings that are part of the $400 million Downtown East project that includes a hotel, parking ramp and apartment complex.

He is a graduate of Summit Academy OIC, the north Minneapolis nonprofit that trains adults for construction and health care jobs. Campbell makes about $16 an hour, the same as he was making as a suburban school custodian for several years.


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