Callahan Completes Program

| October 11, 2017

Quincy, MA – Callahan Construction Managers of Bridgewater has completed the latest installment of its constructing communities initiative with Quincy High School through a co-op work program for select high school graduates. The partnership, which launched last fall, aims to inspire the next generation of engineers, architects, and builders by providing students with real-world experience in the construction industry.

(l-r) Graham Daniel-King and Derek Mahar of Callahan Construction, with co-op participants Scott Parish and Marcus Richardson

Through a competitive interview process among high school seniors who participated in the program during the school year, two students were selected to participate in the summer co-op. These students spent the summer working and learning alongside Callahan at two of Quincy’s most compelling new projects, Meriel Marina Bay and Crown Colony, gaining first-hand industry experience and building lasting relationships with local employers.

Four classes at Quincy High School participated in the student program — carpentry, electrical tech, plumbing technology, and metal fabrication.

Callahan then invited select dedicated students from the program to join the team for a summer co-op, which provided students with extensive opportunities to apply skills onsite and experience the various stages of construction first-hand. The co-op helped these ambitious students dive deeper into the construction industry, form mentorships, and build a foundation of real world experience. Each day brought new challenges, lessons, and opportunities for growth.

Callahan collaborated with Hines, the developer of Meriel Marina Bay, and The John Flatley Company, the developer of Crown Colony, to extend the opportunity to local students in the Quincy community.

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“In shaping our partnership with Quincy High School, it was a priority to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge, experience and relationships that they can build upon as they grow into strong leaders with rewarding professions,” said Patrick Callahan, president.

Callahan launched its partnership with Quincy High School in November of 2016 under the firm’s ongoing mission to provide local community support and engagement. As part of Quincy High School’s President’s Pathway initiative, Callahan educated a group of 30 senior-level students throughout the school year about the engineering and construction industry through job shadowing, active site visits and hands-on interaction.

“Quincy High School couldn’t be happier with the results of this program,” said Keith Segalla, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education for Quincy Public Schools. “Callahan has helped our students build their passions and define their career paths. As a result of this co-op, one of our students hopes to pursue a career in underwater welding, while another student aspires to open a carpentry business. Our students have completed this program excited about their futures, and that’s priceless.”

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