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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

Booth Space is Still Available for the 2023 Construction Career Day

  Let's put our 'best foot forward' for the ~1100 high school students that will be attending the 2023 Construction Career Day. Construction businesses, vendors, and skilled-trade employers can register for a free booth .

Haywood Community College - Learn Construction Skills

  Haywood Community College offers the opportunity for you to learn construction skills to start building your future in the construction industry. You will learn about power tool usage, jobsite safety, employability skills and more! This program provides National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) nationally recognized credentials and the opportunity for students to earn their OSHA-10 card. The Core Class offers an introduction to basic construction skills which prepare students to find a first job in construction. The class also serves as a prerequisite for additional coursework which includes Construction Technology, HVACR, and Plumbing focus courses. With evening classes and scholarships available, Haywood Community College is here to help get you on an exciting career path in a booming industry. Learn More

CTE Video from Superior Cranes

What are the typical salaries in the crane industry?  Watch the video below from Superior Crances. Career Technical Education or CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

Construction Skills and Technology at Haywood Community College

  Whether you’re looking for a new career path, to upskill, or to learn something new, our Construction Program is for you.

Construction Apprenticeships at Blue Ridge Community College

  The Construction Apprenticeship program allows eligible high school graduates and adult learners to earn while you learn in the classroom and on the job.  The program is a collaborative effort of Blue Ridge Community College, Henderson County Public Schools, Transylvania County Public Schools, Homeschool Association, and local employers working together to support the workforce of today and tomorrow. The Construction Apprenticeship program is a registered North Carolina Apprenticeship with the N.C. Department of Labor. Apply Today for a Construction Apprenticeship Note there are skilled trades apprenticeship programs that include: Electrical HVAC Plumbing

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month!

February is CTE Month February is national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, let’s celebrate it together!   During February, the CTE community celebrates CTE Month® to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing students for careers, including construction and skilled-trades.