Colorado Students Explore Career Opportunities in the Construction Industry

Never before has there been so much opportunity in an industry that is so vital to Colorado. Nearly 1/3 of the current construction workforce will soon be retiring, leaving the industry with a growing shortage. Colorado Construction Career Days of Southern Colorado exists to provide a venue for young people to explore the variety of career opportunities available in the construction industry upon graduation from high school.

Most high school students lack the opportunity to be introduced to the possibility of a career in construction. Over the last decade, vocational-tech classes have disappeared from high school curriculum. Students are often left wondering what they can do with their future beyond high school. The construction industry offers a wide range of job opportunities for advancement and is a great field for young people to begin their careers.

Students spent the day engaging in hands-on events, stationary equipment activities, and technology demonstrations. This year, Nunn Construction sponsored Career Days as well as hosted a booth to encourage students to, ‘Find Their Passion!’ Thank you to El Paso County Contractors Association and National Association of Women in Construction who came together to introduce the construction industry to the next generation in Colorado!

 

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