Construction Job Shadowing Day

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February 27, 2019
Thirty two Students from Midlands’ school districts participated in a Construction Industry-wide Job Shadowing event held on February 26, 2019
Columbia, SC February 26th – Midlands Education and Business Alliance, Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina and Columbia Chapter #113 of the National Association for Women in Construction, partnered with their members to place 32 students in job shadows throughout the construction industry on Tuesday, February 26. 2019.  
Students participating in the extended learning opportunity spent the day learning about a construction pathway of their interest to include project management, superintendent, steel erection, welding, architecture, painting, framing, construction sales, concrete, masonry, construction management, general contracting and mechanical engineering.     Students gained exposure to these careers while learning more about employer expectations, current and future workforce needs, education requirements, career progression and workplace skills needed in the construction industry today and tomorrow. 
MEBA, BIACSC and NAWIC have recruited many industry partners from residential and commercial construction to provide this extended learning opportunity to students:  Arc Steele, Argos, Building Material and Construction Solutions, Essex Homes Southeast, Great Southern Homes, Hood Construction, Kehoe Constructors, Lowery Painting, McCrory Construction, Mungo Homes, Palmetto Construction & Renovations and Sunrun Inc.,  Instead of going to school, students entered the “world of work” for the day and experienced working in the construction industry first-hand
“Thank you. I appreciate all you do to help our students and myself.  You allow my students to experience opportunities beyond my reach. You all are invaluable to my program.”
– Mike Diaz, Building Construction / PLTW Instructor at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Lexington Richland School District Five.
Earl McLeod, Executive Director
(803) 256-6238