More than 400 students in grades six through 12 from schools islandwide participated in the Kauai Construction Career Day in November at Kauai Community College to learn about the various careers in the construction industry.
Students participated in hands-on activities with the trades, operated heavy construction equipment, and learned from 40 exhibitors in Kauai’s building industry.
“Students got a glimpse of the opportunities available in construction,” said Laura Cushnie, the event’s co-chair and co-owner of Cushnie Construction. “We hope that the event will encourage those who are interested in a career in construction to take the next steps toward that path.”
Participating students received hard hats, safety goggles and earplugs to wear while circulating through the field of exhibits.
“We send our deepest gratitude to the more than 50 companies within the industry who sponsored the event, as well as our partners, volunteers and planning committee,” Cushnie said.
Hawai‘i Construction Career Days’ mission is to provide Hawai‘i’s youth with the insight into career opportunities available in the multi-faceted construction industry.
Photo Credit: Dennis Fujimoto, The Garden Island