WVHS students jackhammer, weld and more at HV Construction Career Day


WVHS students jackhammer, weld and more at HV Construction Career Day

April 16, 2024

On Friday, April 12, a contingent of Warwick Valley students boarded a bus for the 23rd Annual Hudson Valley Construction Career Day, hosted by the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and the Hudson Valley. The event, held at Rockland Community College, gave students opportunities to meet with and learn from apprenticeship trainers and skilled trades people.

See a gallery from the event below this story.

As construction continues to be among our nation’s largest industry employment sectors, it is also facing a growing shortage of skilled workers. This specialized career day aims to give students with an interest in the trades, a closer look at what benefits apprenticeships have to offer them, and what opportunities and career pathways there are for people who want to pursue a career as a skilled craftsperson.

As you can see, the students enjoyed some exciting hands-on learning opportunities and were captivated by live demonstrations with seasoned professionals. Their day included (obviously) jackhammers, as well as brick laying, stilt walking, welding, confined space rescues, driving simulators, and more.

The event also served as a perfect precursor to this week’s 9th Annual WVHS Guidance Career Day, which is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17!


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