The Maine Construction Career Days will take place on October 6 at Midcoast Excavation in West Bath, Maine. The event will be open to all high school students in grades 11 and 12. This event will also be the platform to award scholarships to Maine students entering a construction-related field. It will not only allow NAWIC to continue offering scholarships, but will also expose Maine high school students to possible career paths in both the construction and transportation industries.
MCCD will be a hands-on experience and include exhibitors and educational resources. It will be attended by construction companies, school districts, state agencies, labor unions, trade, and professional organizations. All of them are collaborating to provide students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.
Streamlining the registration process for exhibitors will be achieved by offering online registration. A new marketing and public relations effort will be designed to attract a larger audience, and there will be more opportunities for sponsorship to support the NAWIC Maine Chapter’s scholarship program.
NAWIC will remain committed to its alliance with Associated General Contractors of Maine. Heather Groves, NAWIC’s President and Owner of Cole River Consultants said, “One thing we will not change is our strong partnership with AGC, which has helped us establish ourselves and develop into a successful organization. We respect that the two organizations have a mutually beneficial relationship, and we look forward to partnering in this event with them.”
NAWIC also plans to forge new alliances with other industry associations that share a similar vision and passion for the future of the construction industry in Maine.
Those interested in helping with the event or becoming a member can contact NAWIC - Maine at MCCD@NAWICMaine.org. For more information about the Maine Construction Career Days, go to NAWICMaine.org.