My first Career Days event. WOW! This event was very well staged and executed. I am most impressed by the response from the high school students attending. I was fortunate to lead a group. Each of the folks in our groups were impressed by the industry’s interest in them and the careers that are involved in the construction industry. This event quickly dispelled the construction image of low pay, dirty, no real excitement, and no potential for these students to “make a difference.” At the end of the event several of the students in our group had a new view of the construction industry and the potential to earn while you learn, higher than expected starting pay rates, potential for advancement, use of high tech and why they did not need a college degree to start a rewarding career.
In my opinion, this is the best event CCA/AGC has ever conducted. Keep (up) the good work. This event will allow speakers from the construction industry entry into high schools to promote our industry. Congratulations!Craig Pascal, CCA President