Construction Industry Job Shadow Day
Another Job Shadowing event is set for October 5, 2017. Scroll to the bottom of this page for information and how to get involved.
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.”
2017 Job Shadow Day at Great Southern Homes
Students from Richland Dist. Two shadow at Great Southern Homes
Job Shadowing at Chapin Concrete
Students shadow at Chapin Concrete
The BIA of Central SC And Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) are hosting an industry-wide job shadowing event for construction on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9am to 2pm.

The purpose of this job shadow is to probide students with an interest in construction careers, the opportunity to observe and engage in the industry first hand. Fields such as masonry, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, mechanical engineering, architecture, project management, etc. will be offered to interested students.

If your organization is interested in hosting at least one student, please contact Samantha Turner with MEBA via e-mail or call (803) 422-9856, or Earl McLeod at the BIA of Central SC via e-mail or call (803) 256-6238.