Post Content

Construction Career Days, April 30, 2014MassDOT is proud each year to support an opportunity for more than 1,200 Massachusetts high school students to explore construction industry professions and get hands-on training at the 12th Annual Massachusetts Construction Career Days held Wednesday and Thursday, April 30th and May 1st at the New England Laborers’ Training Academy in Hopkinton.

This popular event helps meet the needs of both high school students who are making career decisions and the construction industry facing a workforce shortage.  Students learn that whether they are interested in math, carpentry, mechanics or engineering, the construction industry offers challenging, rewarding and well paid professions.

Construction Career Days exhibitors include construction and related companies, MassDOT, vendors, equipment dealers, labor unions, apprentice programs, universities and colleges, and engineers among others.  Each donates time, equipment, and in some cases operators to ensure students a hands-on experience.  During all activities students are supervised, coached and mentored by qualified and experienced industry professionals.

Students have the opportunity to discuss careers, learn about apprenticeship opportunities, compete in engineering and construction challenges; operate backhoes, excavators, jackhammers, pavers, rollers, and other equipment; join in concrete finishing, welding, cutting, burning, and electrical work; build a tool box or lay a brick wall.

Learn more about Massachusetts Construction Career Days by visiting: www.engineers.org/massccd.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Baker Urges Holiday Travel Caution, Highlights Road Safety Initiatives posted on Nov 21

Governor Baker Urges Holiday Travel Caution, Highlights Road Safety Initiatives

In advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday and travel period, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack to highlight a package of new and existing legislative proposals to promote safety on Massachusetts roadways, including support for pending legislation to reduce distracted and impaired   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Urges Holiday Travel Caution, Highlights Road Safety Initiatives

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel, use the appropriate technology resources to make informed decisions, and consider public transportation if traveling to locations such as Logan airport. “We know from previous years that   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System posted on Nov 20

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System

Taking a major step toward a new system that will simplify fare collection and improve the delivery of transit services, the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today voted to award a multi-year contract to the consortium of Cubic-John Laing for the design, integration, and   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System