The event provided an opportunity for 200 student attendees from 17 local school districts and trade training organizations through the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area to explore career options in the construction industry and connect with infrastructure employers. The job fair and career exploration event were aimed at showcasing the industry's diversity, career options, and the latest construction equipment.
With the construction industry experiencing a significant shortage of skilled workers, Construction Career Day was a crucial step towards closing the skills gap. The event aimed to inspire students to consider a career in infrastructure construction and provide them with a better understanding of the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the industry.
Throughout the day, students had the opportunity to learn about the different careers in the industry, from project management and engineering to skilled trades. The event was designed to be interactive, and students could participate in various activities to learn more about different aspects of the industry.
One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity to see and operate the latest construction equipment brought to the site by local equipment dealers. Students had the chance to see first-hand how heavy equipment operators work and even had a go at operating the machinery themselves. This hands-on experience was an excellent way to demonstrate the importance of equipment safety and proper usage.
Over 20 contractors and 45 heavy civil employees participated in the event, providing students with an opportunity to connect with industry professionals and learn about their organizations. The job fair provided students with an insight into the various job opportunities available in the industry and the qualifications required to secure them.
The event was a resounding success, with many students expressing interest in pursuing a career in infrastructure construction. Construction Career Day was an important step towards addressing the skills gap in the industry and highlighting the opportunities available to young people.
Photos courtesy of James Edward Photography