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Construction Career Day is returning in 2024

Hooray!  Construction Career Day(s) will return in 2024! Why is having a construction career event important? Promoting a construction career day is important for high school and community career seekers for several reasons: Raising awareness: Many high school students and community members may not be fully aware of the opportunities and benefits of a career in construction. Promoting a construction career day helps to increase awareness about the various roles and possibilities within the construction industry. Education and information: Construction career days provide a platform for students and community members to learn about different construction trades, job requirements, skills needed, and potential career paths. It offers valuable information that can help individuals make informed decisions about their future careers. Addressing misconceptions: There are often misconceptions about the construction industry, such as it being solely manual labor, low-paying, or lacking growt
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What Construction Career opportunities are available?

There are several construction career opportunities paths available in pursuing a career in the construction industry.  Construction career paths include: Construction Manager: Construction managers are responsible for overseeing construction projects from start to finish. They work closely with architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. Civil Engineer: Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the infrastructure that is essential to our daily lives. They work on a variety of projects, such as roads, bridges, buildings, and water systems. Electrician: Electricians install and maintain electrical systems in buildings and other structures. They are responsible for ensuring that electrical systems are safe and up to code. Carpenter: Carpenters build and repair structures made of wood, such as buildings, bridges, and furniture. They use a variety of tools, such as saws, hammers, and drills HVAC Technician: HVAC technicians in

Career Education Work-Based Learning

  Career Education Is ‘for All Kids': How Work-Based Learning Can Engage Students Work-based learning experiences can be a powerful way to help students envision themselves as professionals and make connections between what they are learning in school and the skills they will need for future jobs. Klein A. Career Education Is “for All Kids”: How Work-Based Learning Can Engage Students. Education Week. Published April 3, 2023. Accessed April 17, 2023. ‌ 

An 'Amazing Event' for Area Students

Which way did the high school students go for the 2023 Construction Career Days, presented by Vannoy Construction and dozens of other sponsors and area construction-career exhibitors ?   John Deere, Carolina CAT, and other exhibitor  hands-on activities ? 773 students and 67 school & staff  participated in the 2023 event. Thanks to the many organizations that made this event a success with the coordination of the by Mountain Area Workforce Development Board staff, area schools, and WNC community members. Keynote Videos Tuesday, March 28th Keynote   Wednesday, March 29th Keynote  

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How do you learn to operate this CAT excavator?

  High school students that attend the #wnccontruction Career Day will get to learn from Cornbread, an CAT official demonstration professional. The CAT simulator provides realistic hand-on learning of the individual equipment.

Which employer will create the next generation worker?

  The employer that leverages mentorships with internships and apprenticeships will be the winner? Internship programs allow students to really experience the industry in an age- and skills-appropriate manner. Apprenticeship programs are usually for those a little older than who internships serve and can function as a direct pipeline into your company. One of an apprenticeship program's biggest benefits is it can serve as a direct pipeline into positions within your company.  The young people, by the end, are all trained sufficiently to take on full roles within your company.  Thompson J. Council Post: Creating The Next Generation Of Workers Through Mentorship And Training.  Forbes . . Published February 20, 2023. Accessed March 24, 2023. ‌