Students Take Part in Construction Career Days

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Madalyn Johansen tries her hand at laying some bricks.
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Taylor Lindburg cuts some sheet metal.
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Keeping busy at Construction Career Days.
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Athar Haji learns how to cut a board.

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 metal station.

“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.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu