13th Massachusetts Construction Career Days (MassCCD)
April 29, 2015
New England Laborers' Training Academy, Hopkinton, MA
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More than 1,200 high school students attended the 12th Annual Massachusetts Construction Career Days (MassCCD) to learn about industry job opportunities, including the construction, engineering and environmental fields with both union and open-shop companies. The industry faces a shortage of young, qualified workers and MassCCD was created to help address this shortage and to educate high-school students about the wide range of career opportunities available in the construction industry. The event shows students that construction is a great profession - whether their interests lie in math, carpentry, mechanics or science - and that the industry offers rewarding, high-paying jobs.
Exhibitors at MassCCD include construction and related companies, vendors, equipment dealers, labor unions, apprentice programs, colleges and others. The exhibitors donate their time, equipment and in some cases operators, but beyond that there is no cost to exhibit. This event is a great way to work with state government and industry partners to attract a future work force.
At the event, students will learn how to operate backhoes, excavators, jackhammers, pavers, etc. and participate in concrete finishing, welding, cutting and burning, electrical work, carpentry, laying brick and block, surveying, field engineering and take part in other hands-on activities.
Volunteers from exhibitor companies and the operators that staff the exhibits can talk to the students about the skills, training and professionalism they have used to succeed. Students also receive information on colleges, trade schools and certification programs that serve the construction industry. The event gives students the opportunity to learn about the careers in the industry that interest them the most and the scholarships available to help them achieve their goals.
For more information about Massachusetts Construction Career Days and additional details on how to exhibit, contact:
Outdoor Exhibits & Heavy Equipment Coordinator
(617) 279-5133 (cell)
(508) 929-3917 (office)
Bill Moore, Indoor Exhibits Coordinator
(617) 594-9206 (cell)
(857) 368-9576 (office)
(508) 751-2198 cell
This web site is hosted on www.engineers.org, the web site of The Engineering Center Education Trust (TECET) in Boston, MA. It is provided as a courtesy by TECET to Massachusetts Construction Career Days as part of TECET's educational mission.