Hawai‘i Island High School Students Attend Construction & Career Day
Big Island high school students had the opportunity to get firsthand experience working with heavy equipment that is used in construction of road projects on the Island of Hawaiʻi at the annual Hawaiʻi Construction and Career Day held at the Hilo Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
The nonprofit event was intended to provide high school students an insight into career opportunities available in the multi-faceted construction industry.
The event offered high school students exposure in two areas: Heavy Equipment, in which students were able to operate heavy construction equipment, and the Educational Exhibits and Trades area, which consisted of displays from construction companies, engineering firms, government agencies, educational institutions and trade associations.
The students were able to learn about career opportunities and participate in interactive displays that involved the students in fun and challenging games.
Hawaiʻi Construction and Career Days mission is to “provide Hawaiʻi’s youth with an insight into career opportunities available in the multi-faceted construction industry.”
This event was sponsored in part by the HDOT, trade and labor organizations, private construction companies, corporate sponsors and many more.