Construction Industry Job Shadow Day
Midlands Education and Business Alliance and the Building Industries Association of Central South Carolina have placed 21 students from Midland’s school districts in job shadowing opportunities in construction. The Job Shadow Day was held Thursday, February 9th.
Students participated in a day of job shadowing in a construction pathway of their interest including project management, masonry, superintendent, electrician, architecture, general construction as well civil and mechanical engineering. Students gained exposure to these specific careers while learning about current and future workforce needs, earning potential, required skills and education, and how they can be prepared to go to work in the construction industry.
MEBA and the BIA have recruited many industry partners from residential and commercial construction to provide this extended learning opportunity to students: Chapin Concrete, Covert Homes, Essex Homes, Great Southern Homes, Haley Ray Paving, KC Fondaw LTD, LLE Construction Group, MB Kahn Construction, Mungo Homes and Snipes Electric. Instead of going to school, students went to work for the day with these industry partners and experienced first-hand what it is like to go to work in the construction field.
"Job shadowing is a great opportunity for a student to explore their career interests and make informed decisions about their college and career goals,” said Samantha Turner, Workforce Development Manager for Midlands Education and Business Alliance. “Collaboration and partnership are vital to the success of building a prepared workforce for the future. Working with the BIA and organizations like National Association for Women in Construction, MEBA has been able to provide students and educators with real-world experiences vital to student success in planning for college, career and citizenship.”
Students from Richland Dist. Two shadow at Great Southern Homes
Students shadow at Chapin Concrete