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ABC/CMEF Hosts Expo to Educate Close to 400 Students About Construction Careers

HOUSTON, October 20 – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, along with its educational affiliate, Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation, hosted its annual Construction Careers Expo on Thursday, October 20 at Pasadena Convention Center.

The construction industry needs to attract new workers annually to keep up with the current employment demand. Because of this demand, construction industry leaders saw a need to host this annual exposition. A primary goal of this annual event is for career and technical education (CTE) students to have an opportunity to explore the many facets of the industry as they participate in hands-on activity stations and learn about career/educational opportunities while meeting with industry and college professionals.

“We are pleased that close to 400 students attended this event,” said Monica Swift, Manager of Schools Training Division at ABC Greater Houston. “This event draws a diverse group of students from around the Greater Houston area who exhibit an interest in construction as their future career path. The students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities while learning about the many opportunities available in construction.”

To learn more about ABC Greater Houston, please visit www.abchouston.org.


Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers, and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abchouston.org.