Published On: Friday, June 15, 2018
Original Publisher: Carpenter Contractor Trust
The New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison was filled for a second year in a row at the Construction Industry Career Day that took place on May 29th and May 30th.
Authored by: Jill Schiff, Executive Director Operations, Associated Construction Contractors of NJ
The New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison was filled for a second year in a row at the Construction Industry Career Day that took place on May 29th and May 30th. There were hands-on exhibits, as well as virtual reality options that gave the opportunity to see multiple union trades at work. Attendees could speak with a seasoned professional or new apprentice and learn what it takes to have a life-long career in an ever-evolving, challenging and incredibly rewarding industry.
High school students, their parents and educators, and job-seekers were encouraged to explore dozens of construction-related exhibits and demonstrations and learn about the many professions in the industry, the salaries, benefits, stackable credentials and educational opportunities. Seeing individuals from all walks of life, from veterans to ex-offenders, side-by-side securing sheetrock, laying brick or putting together scaffolding, was truly indicative of the construction industry’s diversity.
With nearly 2,000 attendees, this successful event was made possible by the commitment of the union construction trades, the associations and labor-management cooperatives with which they work, and local, state and federal agencies that supported our efforts.