HAMILTON — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) building trades students attended the 14th Annual Construction Career Day on September 16 at Butler County Fairgrounds.
Construction Career Days is brought about by Southwest Ohio building and construction trades businesses partnering to help high schools students learn about the vast and different career opportunities within the Construction Industry.
According to Construction Career Days organizers, “The Construction Industry is facing a severe shortage of skilled workers. If not addressed, the shortage will increase affecting quality and safety. Construction Career Days are designed to educate our youth about a friendlier and more professional industry that cares about them and their future”.
As part of the Construction Career Days, students get hands-on experience with construction equipment and participate in fun construction-related activities and games.
Students also had the chance to talk to industry professionals and explore educational opportunities with local colleges, apprenticeship programs and construction-related associations. This includes participating in the Annual Quiz Bowl, where teams of up to four student representatives test their construction knowledge against other schools.
The MVCTC team of Dominic Badger (Construction Carpentry junior from Trotwood-Madison); Gavin Brown (HVAC junior from Miami East); and Lance Hundley (Electrical Trades junior from Franklin-Monroe), won the Quiz Bowl.
Sponsors of Construction Career Day include IEC, John R. Jurgensen Co., Messer Construction Company, Millwrights Local 1090, NAWIC, Dayton Carpenters Local 132, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Valley ABC, Operating Engineers Local 18 JATC, Plasterers & Cement Masons JATC, Reinforced Concrete Iron Workers Local 372 JATC, and Spirit of Construction Foundation.
For over 40-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren Counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.