Construction Industry Reaches out to Local Students

The purpose of the 2-day event is to introduce & encourage high school students into construction related industry careers by exposing them to the latest equipment and tools available through interactive, hands-on activities, the operation of heavy equipment, and one-on-one conversations with trade professionals and educators.

Winston-Salem, NC - October 27th, 2015

Local construction companies aim to educate high school students from Forsyth and 16 surrounding counties at Construction Career Days event at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds, November 4-5.

The purpose of the 2-day event, hosted by the Winston Salem Chamber’s Construction Industry Council, is to introduce & encourage high school students into construction related industry careers by exposing them to the latest equipment and tools available through interactive, hands-on activities, the operation of heavy equipment, and one-on-one conversations with trade professionals and educators.

interactive demonstration of their innovative PolyRenewal concrete slab lifting systemTar Heel Basement Systems is joined by dozens of other companies in the residential, commercial and highway construction industries to educated Northwest North Carolina’s young adults about the opportunities for a rewarding career in these fields. The students will be able to operate heavy machinery and become hands-on with exhibits, such as excavators, cranes, rebar tying, tiles setting, welding, etc. Tar Heel Basement Systems will be offering an interactive demonstration of their innovative PolyRenewal concrete slab lifting system, which uses a specially-engineered two-part expanding foam to lift and level sunken concrete. The students will have the opportunity to explore the rig and participate in the lift system showcased in this PolyRenewal video.

The event will be held at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds on November 4th & 5th from 8:00-3:00. Bruce Sherman, School Recruitment Chair, was proud to announce that more than 1500 11th & 12th graders are expected to attend this hands-on training event. To learn more about Construction Career Days, please visit Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce.

To alleviate the immediate need for skilled workers and help fill current vacancies in the construction fields, the Chamber, with help from Goodwill Industries of NWNC, will be hosting a job fair that will be held on Nov. 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., immediately following Construction Career Days event at the Fairgrounds.

 

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