Teens can learn, compete in Construction Challenge

High school students from the United States and Canada have the opportunity to learn about careers in the construction industry, meet potential employers and gain new skills during the 2011 Association of Equipment Manufacturers Construction Challenge, presented by Volvo Construction Equipment.

The construction industry is expected to create more than one million new jobs by 2012, and this challenge will allow students to learn about careers in the industry – such as engineering, project management and sales related jobs.

The eight Regional Rallies will be on Jan. 15, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Enid, Oklahoma; Dallas, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle, Washington; and Toronto, Canada.

Up to 50 teams of students will participate in these regional qualifying rallies to secure their spot in the finals, which will be held in Las Vegas during the CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade exposition.

Teams of five to seven students can register with their adult team manager via www.constructionchallenge.org and find full details. For more information, contact David Bannister at [email protected] or 414-274-0657.