Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined representatives of the construction, engineering, and environmental industries, labor leaders, and more than 1,200 high school students at the 9th annual Massachusetts Construction Career Days at the New England Laborers’ Training Academy in Hopkinton.
Construction Career Days brings high school juniors and seniors together with leaders of the construction-related industries, which are facing a future shortage of qualified workers.
Construction Career Days attracts companies, vendors, equipment dealers, labor unions, apprentice programs, and colleges, working with federal and state government partners to showcase for students the opportunities in careers that typically combine knowledge of math and science with an interest in mechanics and hands-on skills. Students learn from the experts how to operate machinery such as backhoes and jackhammers, perform electrical and carpentry work, and conduct surveying and field engineering.
Students also receive information on colleges, trade schools and certification programs that serve the construction industry.
Sponsors of the Career Days Event include the Federal Highway Administration, Construction Industries of Massachusetts, MassDOT, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, New England Laborers Training Academy, Massachusetts Aggregate & Asphalt Producers Association, Massachusetts Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association, Operating Engineers Training Center, and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section.
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