MILFORD – Southeast Community College-Milford offered high school students a great opportunity to see what it’s like to work in construction on Tuesday.
This is the second straight year that Integrated Global Dimensions, a women owned small business based in Lincoln, got to put on the event in Nebraska. They will also hold sessions at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Metro Community College in Omaha, Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff and Central Community College in Hastings.
President of Integrated Global Dimensions, Valerie Lefler, said 314 students participated in the event to explore 25 different careers.
“Research in educational psychology shows that today’s students really need to experience careers. You can listen to videos, you can watch powerpoint, and you can talk to folks about it, but you really need to do it to understand if this is something you might interested in. We love the opportunity to bring students here from across the state and to other locations that we’re heading later this Fall,” said Lefler.
The event featured students from Beatrice, Southern, Diller-Odell, Johnson County Central, Humboldt-Table Rock Steinauer and much more. There was also a job fair that followed the demonstrations.
“Nebraska Construction Career Days is always looking to expand. We hope to offer it in more locations with more partners. The demand is there, the need is there and our communities need these positions. There’s a huge demand in the construction industry right now from folks right out of high school to folks with Master’s Degrees. We need folks who are interested in building our communities. These are really great high paying jobs that there’s a lot of opportunities for today and there’s going to even more in the future,” declared Lefler.
The event continues to grow with nearly three times as many students as last year.