Around 304 Nebraska students
came out to Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus to learn all about
construction trades and a possible career in the construction industry.
Participants were able to
work with current SCC students, faculty and industry partners to explore
various construction careers in a small-group setting.
Madalyn Johansen is a seventh-grader
at Cross County Community School in Stromsburg. Her Industrial Technology class
came to SCC to take part in the many stations and hands-on activities.
“I was able to cut a pipe and
solder it together,” she said while she held her finished project in the sheet
“I enjoy getting to
participate in these activities,” said her classmate, Taylor Lindburg. “The
concrete station looks like fun.”
Students came from Omaha,
Norris, Lincoln, Fairbury, Stromsburg, and other communities to take part in
dozens of activities. Athar Haji is a junior in The Career Academy, a
partnership between SCC and Lincoln Public Schools. She was able to do many
things with her hands.
“It was fun,” she said. “I
measured and learned how to cut a board.”
Ken Reinsch is an instructor
in SCC’s Electrical & Electromechanical Technology program. He says this is
a great opportunity for high school and middle school students to see all the
career possibilities in his field, and even try some of them out.
“It’s a fantastic life they
can get themselves into, we have so many options with the electrical trades,”
he said. “The possibilities are endless.”
This was the third annual
Construction Career Days at the Milford Campus.