Oklahoma DOT hosts 15th annual Construction Career Day in Oklahoma City
Chris Hill | September 20, 2016
High School students enjoy an interactive experience at the 15th Annual Construction Career Day, called “Tools to Build Your Future” hosted by Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The event offered hands-on activities with equipment and opportunities for students to talk about jobs in construction-related fields.

High School students enjoy an interactive experience at the 15th Annual Construction Career Day, called “Tools to Build Your Future” hosted by Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The event offered hands-on activities with equipment and opportunities for students to talk about jobs in construction-related fields.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Civil Rights Division recently hosted its 15th annual Construction Career Day for students in the Oklahoma City metro area as an effort to provide hands-on experience with industry experts. The theme for this year was “Tools to Build Your Future.”

The hands-on portion of the event included students being able to operation machinery, climb electrical poles and try virtual welding.

16-044_logoThe event drew more than 260 high school students, in addition to students from a local technology center, and featured 35 construction companies, materials suppliers and industry partners presented at the Oklahoma State University-OKC campus.

In addition to ODOT, the university and the Oklahoma City Public School system, sponsors included the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors – Heavy Highway, AGC – Building Chapter, Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association, Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Association and the Oklahoma Trucking Association.

“This event has been a huge success due to all our industry partners, the Oklahoma City public school system and all the volunteers,” Jenny Allen, ODOT Civil Rights Division Manager, said. “The event offers the chance to educate students about opportunities in the transportation and construction industry and helps with employment skills while underscoring the importance of furthering their education.”

 

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