The Big Dig introduces students to northern Kentucky building industry


The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky will host The Big Dig, an event designed to introduce youth of any age to the building industry, April 27 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Burlington.

Designed as a long-term solution to meet the workforce development needs of the construction industry, The Big Dig will feature a dozen or more heavy equipment machines that visitors can run under the supervision of trained operators. Huge hauling trucks, bulldozers, skid steers, excavators, dump trucks, boom trucks, concrete mixer trucks and other machinery will be on site.  Hands-on construction experiences will allow visitors to hammer, cut, pull, install, bend and mortar real materials used in construction.

The Big Dig is part of the Northern Kentucky Regional Construction Partnership, which received a Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative funding award.

Visit The Big Dig’s website for more information.