Alaska Construction Career Days is a statewide program sponsored by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Civil Rights Office, the Local Technical Assistance Program. Labor unions, construction companies, school districts, state agencies, and professional and trade organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.
Each event will include hands-on activities including welding, surveying, building, residential wiring, cable cutting and much more. Students will have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a variety of heavy equipment including a backhoe, dozer, excavator, and a semi-truck. Students will meet representatives from training and educational programs that can lead them to careers in construction. A number of future employers will be there as well, talking with the students about the types of job openings they see available in the future.
Alaska is facing a critical shortage of workers in the construction fields. This event is an opportunity to introduce students to construction and transportation careers in Alaska. The Alaska Construction Career Days have been very popular and successful, and in just a few years the program has grown from just one location to four, and now includes Maritime trades. Each year over 2,500 students statewide will be given the opportunity to ‘Explore the Possibilities’.