Plainville, CT – On May 1st and 2nd, Connecticut Associated Builders and Contractors (CT ABC) will host its 8th Annual Construction Career Days that will feature a construction career expo with approximately 1,300 high school juniors and seniors in attendance.
The event will be held at New Life Church at 350 High Hill Road, Wallingford.
The construction industry has come together to present this two-day event as a way to promote workforce development and for high school students interested in careers in the construction industry.
There will be dozens of booths and interactive exhibits for the students to participate in hands on learning experiences. These will include masonry, fire protection, plumbing, sheet metal, carpentry, welding, and many more! We will also have live equipment demonstrations using excavators, cranes, skid steers and other large pieces of construction equipment.
It is CT ABC’s hope that this event will showcase possible career paths for these students and help develop the next generation of skilled tradesmen. There are currently 500,000 open jobs in the American construction industry, a number that is expected to climb to more than 1,000,000 by 2020.