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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  

The Mountaineer - News on the WNC CCD Fair that Recruits Next-Gen Construction Trades

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. ‌

What are the positions construction organization hire?

  Define Your Career Path Many construction organizations and skilled trades have a diversity of career paths. list includes: Building control surveyor Construction manager Contract administrator Estimator Facilities manager Field inspector Project engineer Project manager Safety manager Scheduler Site engineer Superintendent Sustainability consultant Skills to Develop Construction career paths need skills that include: Written and verbal communication skills Business management skills, such as hiring and managing staff and understanding budgets Leadership ability to work with subcontractors, construction workers and other managers Technical skills related to the construction industry Analytical skills to plan, develop strategies and solve problems

Skills that pay the bills … and redefine success | Peyton Holland | TEDxRaleigh

  Path to Success The path to success is a 4-year degree … or is it?   When this talk was given in 2016, data showed that by 2020, 10 million jobs would go unfilled because there would not be enough people with the skills needed to fill them.  As of February 2023, there are over 10 million job openings, many of which are remaining unfilled due to a lack of skill.  For decades, we’ve told a story that places more value on a degree hanging on the wall than the skills needed to build that wall. As a result, we’ve created a “skills gap” that will impact all of us, from the cars we drive to the places we live and work. Respecting skill equally is a critical shift for all of us - whether it is a masters degree recipient or a master craftsman. Empowering students to explore their passions with their hands and mind can transform education and the economic fabric of our country. Having grown up in rural North Carolina, Peyton learned the value of hard work and skill early in life. His father en

Wendy & Christy - About WNC Construction Career Day

Wendy Frye and Christy Cheek express their enthusiasm for the upcoming Construction Career Day event, which showcases various skilled trades in the construction industry and related fields.  They praise the event for providing a fun and engaging opportunity for students to learn about different careers and for representing non-traditional fields, including women in construction.  Also discussed are potential financial barriers that students may face when pursuing careers in skilled trades, but encourage them to seek out scholarships and career development opportunities.  These two speakers highlight the benefits of attending the event, such as hands-on exhibits, networking opportunities, and the chance to operate construction equipment.  There is emphasis the importance of thanking volunteers for supporting the next generation of workers. About WNC Construction Career Day - Wendy & Christy