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WNC Construction Career Day - 2024

  We are beginning to seek construction and skilled trades employers/exhibitors for Spring 2024 event! Hold the dates: April 29 is setup day at the Smoky Mountain Event Center, Waynesville, NC. April 30 - May 1 are the dates ~1000+ area high school students will be bused to the event center to gain hands-on experiences in the construction job sector. Email or call 828-575-6968 to learn more.

Building a Stronger Future: Why Workforce Development Boards Should Support Construction Career Day

Workforce development boards play a crucial role in bridging the gap between job seekers and employers, ensuring that individuals have the necessary skills and opportunities to thrive in their chosen careers.  In the pursuit of a vibrant and sustainable workforce, it is essential to recognize the significance of construction careers.  By supporting and organizing construction career days, workforce development boards can pave the way for a stronger future, benefitting both individuals and the communities they serve. 1. Addressing the Skills Gap: The construction industry faces a significant skills gap, with an increasing demand for skilled workers and a shortage of qualified individuals to fill those positions. By organizing construction career days, workforce development boards can bring together industry professionals, educators, and potential workers to showcase the range of opportunities available in the construction field. Such events provide a platform to highlight the importance

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