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High School Students to Explore Construction Career Opportunities

Monday, October 14, 2013
High School Students to Explore Construction Career Opportunities
Construction Career Days Fair – October 22 – 23, 2013

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host its annual Construction Career Days (CCD) Fair on October 22 – 23, 2013, at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (4271 Davie Road, Davie). The two-day event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds arena on opening day, Tuesday, October 22 at 7:45 – 8 a.m.

The event is an interactive career fair extravaganza where high school students will explore and learn more about the exciting and rewarding careers in the highway and bridge construction industry. The focus is on attracting young people to begin thinking about future education and career goals, and potentially pique their interest in considering a career in the construction industry.

Students will interact with leaders in the construction field, observe demonstrations and experience several aspects of construction hands-on. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in fun and informative learning labs, such as constructing chocolate asphalt – where students will use edible ‘aggregates’ including coconut, rolled oats, sugar and nuts as sand and rock, and melted chocolate as tar to create asphalt. Once the ‘edible’ asphalt is dry, students will have a tasty treat and a better understanding of paving operations.

The CCD is a national event sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association and the Florida Department of Transportation. The success of the fair is, in large part, due to the ongoing partnerships between BCPS and construction industry representatives, including equipment dealers, commercial contractors, highway contractors, suppliers, government agencies and community organizations.

For additional information about the Construction Career Days Fair, contact Cynthia Griffin, Career, Technical, Adult and Community Education, 754-321-8453.