Syracuse Construction Career Day
Construction Career Days is an event devised to introduce 11th & 12th grade high school students to the vast career opportunities and unlimited potential for advancement within the construction industries. Construction Career Days is about Youth, the Construction Industry, and Partnerships of Volunteers. Youth is vital to the construction industry. Today’s high school students represent the pool of workers from which the construction industry will recruit its future work force. Construction Career Days will expose high school students and adults to rewarding and diverse careers in the industry. The events offer students a career option that they otherwise may not have been aware of.
The Construction Industry is facing a severe shortage of skilled workers. If not addressed, the shortage will increase, affecting quality, safety, and our industry’s overall ability to compete in building the infrastructure needed by an ever-growing population. The construction industry does not enjoy a visible and positive image among youth. Construction Career Days is designed to educate our youth about a friendlier and more professional industry that cares about them and their future. Partnerships between industry, government, and education at the national, state and local levels are critical to improving the quality of life in our communities.
Supervised by professionals, students will participate in: hands-on activities like bricklaying, welding, painting and carpentry, operation of a backhoe, mini-excavators and skid steers, speaking with representatives from construction firms, unions and colleges that offer construction programs.
This is truly a one of kind event that these students will never forget.