This spring, RI Construction Career Days will enable high school students to learn about the construction industry firsthand. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this key outreach event is scheduled to resume in Spring 2022. Open to all RI high school students, Construction Career Days is an opportunity to learn from real industry pros about the diverse talents needed in a typical project — including estimating, purchasing, finance and a variety of jobsite related roles.
Putting construction on the radar at an early age.
Since the “shop” classes that were once plentiful in high school and junior high curriculums are now few and far between, the construction industry has lost an important breeding ground to attract and recruit young talent. Programs like Construction Career Days are designed to help the industry address the multilevel staffing challenges indicated by statistics such as:
A sponsorship opportunity for CIRI and its members.
CIRI will again be joining forces with RIDOT, the URI Transportation Center, trade unions and participating CIRI member companies to help make this two-day event an educational success. Any members interested in sponsorship and/or participation opportunities are encouraged to contact the CIRI office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-738-8530.