Students get a taste of construction careers

Students get a taste of construction careers

WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) - With high school graduations right around the corner, many students are thinking about their next steps.

Wednesday, hundreds of students from several local high schools attended the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Career Day where they received some real hands-on experience.

“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Brendan from Conard High School in West Hartford. “I felt like the concrete stuff was pretty interesting.”

Sometimes the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom.

That was the thinking behind the annual Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Career Day, where high schoolers were exposed to several careers in construction.

For some, it was almost too much action

“It’s cool, but it’s all a bit overwhelming to see all of these weird things that I’ve never seen before, but I’m hopeful because I really want to get experience for the future,” said Ahnye, Conard High School.

For others, it was the perfect opportunity to dive right in.

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