BUILD IT: Construction!

2020

NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAREER FAIR OR FIELD TRIP!

We have designed a series of events that include

hands-on experiences, peer-to-peer interaction and family strategies

to open the conversation about the many pathways available to teens.

Our 2020 Sponsors:

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT!

The

Bureau of Labor Statistics 

projects that

the construction sector will add around 790,000 new jobs OR 12% yearly growth through 2026.

THERE ARE EXISTING PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS!

  • Apprentice training centers  + construction companies.

  • College courses + company internships

  • Career Technical Education programs + on-the-job training.

BREAKING THE STEREOTYPE!

  1. Diverse workforce.

  2. Physical work is done with TEAMS (more hands= lighter load)!

  3. Gain cross-industry skills every day.

  4. Paid training.

  5. Use of technology in construction is on the rise.

  6. Experience is in high-demand, which increases wage levels.

  7. Number one priority: SAFETY!

BUILD IT: CONSTRUCTION 2019

2019 is a wrap!

SHOWCASE - Field Trip

Iron Ridge - Ferndale, MI

  • 175 students attended

  • 3 high schools

  • 1 middle school (8th grade only)

  • 5 trades explored + drone piloting as a career

  • Electricians, Plumbers, Welders, Operating Engineers & Apprenticeship training, Carpenters and carpet installation and Drone Pilots.

Teen 2 Teen Event - FHS

one week after the Showcase

  • 35, selected and highly engaged students

  • 3 Teen speakers 

  • 1 female electrical apprentice 

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