Careers in Construction Month

October is Careers in Construction Month, a national initiaitve promoted by the National Center for Construction Education & Research and Build Your Future to raise awareness about the opportunities in the construction industry and inspire the next generation of craft professionals.

We are excited to be partnering with organizations, school districts, contractors, and training providers to host two days of virtual events for students and young people to learn about the industry, available careers, and necessary training. 

OCTOBER 6TH - INDUSTRY DAY

This day will focus on commercial construction companies. Learn about the work they perform, employment opportunities,and experience a work day. There are four different opportunities, each focusing on a different type of construction company.

**No pre-registration required. To join, click on the specific link you would like to join on the date and time listed.**

Careers in Construction Month Kickoff

Company Profiles & Site Visits

Raimore Construction, a general contractor performing heavy civil projects, is one of the biggest minority contractors on the West Coast. For over 20 years they have employed and mentored people from the community, with roughly 70% of employees being women and/or people of color.

EC Electric’s construction portfolio includes commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, data centers, airports, campuses, and manufacturing and processing plants. EC often collaborates with general contractors and owners early in design to minimize initial cost and maximize operational efficiency for the life of the facility.

Power Systems West has been providing backup power solutions since 1955. They specialize in sales, service, and parts distribution of industrial power products, with service centers in five Western states.

Signature projects across the Pacific Northwest form the portfolio of Todd Construction Inc. They were established in Roseburg in 1942 and built dozens of schools, government buildings, and businesses before migrating north to Tualatin in 1987.

OCTOBER 13TH - APPRENTICESHIP DAY

This day will focus on registered apprenticeship. In the morning, participants will learn about apprenticeship, training details, and learn how to apply. The afternoon session will highlight apprentices in the construction industry. 

  • 10 to 11 am, What is Apprenticeship & How to Apply - Zoom Link

Have you heard of apprenticeship, but aren’t quite certain what it is? At this session, hear from apprenticeship coordinators in the construction trades. They will discuss details of their training program, how to apply, and tips for a successful application.

  • 1 to 2 pm, Day-in-a-Life of an Apprentice - Zoom Link

Are you interested in what it is like to work on a construction site, or curious about exactly what an apprentice does? Hear from current apprentices as they share their experiences on the job site and in an apprenticeship training program.   

For more info or questions, please contact Aaron Bouchane.

Printable Flyers:

October 6 Industry Day

October 13 Apprenticeship Day

   

 

 

 

Carpenter

 

 

Electrician

 

 

Masonry Trades

 

 

Plumber

 

 

Operating Engineer

 

 

Ironworker

 

 

Sheet Metal Worker

 

 

Construction Laborer