Students from across Kentucky participated recently in Construction Career Days, which give members of the construction industry an opportunity to engage with high school students in career and technical education (CTE) programs. These events offer career awareness about the construction industry in the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Construction Career Choice Council (K4C) hosted the 13th annual Kentucky Construction Career Day Sept. 19-20 in Shelby County. About 2,000 students attended the event. Sixty-six construction companies participated in this year’s event.
Students operated construction machinery, equipment and tools that are common in the construction industry. Companies interacted with students, discussed career opportunities and defined the skills needed to work in this field.
About 1,500 students attended The Associated General Contractors of Western Kentucky and Murray State University’s Construction Career Day on Sept. 15 at the Murray State University’s Cherry Expo Center. Students were provided information about how to pursue construction careers through educational programs or on-the-job training. Students had the opportunity to operate heavy equipment, weld, use drills and jackhammers, as well as perform carpentry and sheet metal work.