Students Participate in New Hampshire Construction Career Days

Tue October 21, 2014 - Northeast Edition
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(L-R): Larry Cutting, facilities maintenance instructor of HBI Building Careers, educates two  Raymond High School seniors about the career opportunities available in home building construction and carpentry.
(L-R): Larry Cutting, facilities maintenance instructor of HBI Building Careers, educates two Raymond High School seniors about the career opportunities available in home building construction and carpentry.
(L-R): Larry Cutting, facilities maintenance instructor of HBI Building Careers, educates two  Raymond High School seniors about the career opportunities available in home building construction and carpentry. Ander Equipment allows students to operate its Komatsu excavator. Multi-Weld Services Incorporated of Contoocook, N.H., provides a hands on welding experience for the students. Milton CAT and White Mountains Community College partnered for the event, which gave students the opportunity to operate heavy machinery. On Point Concrete Foundations shows students the fundamentals of pouring concrete for building foundations. Metro Walls, based in Manchester, N.H., hosts an exhibit to teach students how to hang dry wall. Elaine Hamel, founder of Girls At Work, empowers girls in the industry. Renaissance Acres in Weare, N.H., hosts an exhibit to educate students about the land clearing industry. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard provides an opportunity to operate a marine robot that was built by other students, and informed students about apprenticeships they have available to them once they graduate. New Hampshire's Carpenter Local Union # 118 helps students hammer out their future plans.


More than 900 students participated in the 6th annual New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) at the 4-H Youth Center in New Boston, N.H, Sept. 17 and 18. Students from 45 New Hampshire schools registered for the event.

NHCCD educates local New Hampshire high school students about construction and highway career opportunities through hands on exhibits and informational seminars. During this two-day event, various booths and exhibits provided students an opportunity to work with heavy machinery, and try welding, plumbing, carpentry, pouring concrete, land surveying, electrical wiring, land clearing, waste water management and other construction related jobs. Local dealers, contractors, colleges and organizations were on hand to help create awareness and educate students about career opportunities available within the industry.