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Construction Career Day for Texas Students

Gainesville, FL – The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)’s Build Your Future (BYF) campaign is excited to announce it has teamed up with the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas (CEF) and North Lake College (NLC) to host the second annual Construction Career Day event on October 31, 2012, at CEF/NLC’s West Campus the DFW Education Center in Irving, Texas (Hwy 114/Freeport Pkwy). TEXO and ASA will be sponsoring the event, and have committed to provide over 100 construction industry volunteers. This event will highlight the national Careers in Construction Week that Build Your Future has established annually for the past 15 years.

Over 800 select juniors and seniors are expected to attend, representing 35 North Texas high schools, to watch equipment and welding demonstrations, speak with local employers in the construction industry, and visit booths representing various professions in construction.

As a bonus, these students will have the opportunity to meet and hear from Johnny Rutherford aka “Lone Star JR”, Texas-raised race car driver and 3 time winner of the Indianapolis 500. Johnny now serves as an official with the Indy Racing League.

The collaborative efforts between Build Your Future, Construction Education Foundation of North Texas, North Lake College, TEXO and ASA are a perfect fit for an event of this magnitude. We feel that this career day is a model for other states to follow in order to highlight technical education and professional rewarding careers in construction.

It is events like this that are instrumental in changing the image of the construction industry, boosting recruitment and ultimately narrowing the skills gap in America.

About Build Your Future – The ultimate goal of the Build Your Future Campaign (BYF) is to lead new potential construction industry candidates as well as incumbent workers to opportunities for job placement, advanced education and training and ultimately long-term rewarding careers in the construction industry. BYF is led by NCCER under the Choose Construction Initiative.

About TEXO – TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest affiliated with the national Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). TEXO is The Construction Association representing commercial contractors in North and East Texas and works to build a unified construction community by promoting loyalty and leadership.

About ASA – American Subcontractor Association, North Texas Chapter, is a unified, effective body working to improve the economic well-being of subcontractors/suppliers and alleviate problems affecting the Construction Industry.

About CEF – The purpose of Construction Education Foundation (CEF) is to provide the construction industry with the most qualified technically trained people, from Craft Workers to the Supervisory level. CEF is a self supporting foundation with wide spread participation, providing the finest in construction industry training. CEF is the training arm for TEXO and ASA member companies.

About North Lake College – North Lake College utilizes an open-door admission policy which anticipates and responds to the educational, training, and employment needs of the community. The college prepares people for successful living and responsible citizenship through quality educational programs. North Lake College is part of the Dallas Country Community College District.


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