BATON ROUGE - The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. invites you to cover Construction Career Days 2018, a three-day educational event that approximately 500 high school students from six parishes will attend to learn about construction-related careers.
“We must be better at educating our young people about the opportunities available for them in the construction industry,” said David Helveston, President and CEO of the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors. “These high school students will be learning about the many career pathways available for them in the construction industry from Louisiana contractors, industry professionals, suppliers, and other educational entities. Thank you to each person volunteering their time and expertise to educate these students.”
What: October is Careers in Construction Month. To celebrate, ABC will host a three-day learning event at its Southwest Training Center for high school students from across Louisiana to learn about the many career opportunities available in the construction industry. Activities include a tour of the Southwest Training Center and demonstrations, learning from guest speakers and interacting with industry representatives.
Who: Approximately 500 high school students from the following parishes in Louisiana: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis; volunteer construction industry experts and contractors.
When: Tuesday, October 23 through Thursday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily
Where: ABC Pelican Southwest Training Center (222 Walcot Road, Westlake, Louisiana 70669)
*Media registration: Contact Erika Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-448-3348*
The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) was incorporated in 1980 and covers 52 parishes in Louisiana. It is a diverse, non-profit, trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by aggressively supporting their mission, to promote and protect the Merit Shop Philosophy and the principles of the free enterprise system in the construction industry.
Pelican Chapter, ABC is a non-profit organization based in Baton Rouge, LA. For information on Pelican Chapter communications and media contact Erika Walter, 225-448-3348.