FDOT ‘Construction Career Day’ introduces high school students to critical career paths

This event is specially designed for high school students to learn more about the Construction workforce that they are going into, with hopes that it will create a pipeline of workforce and economic opportunities for our community. 

Beginning yesterday, April 26th, and continuing today, April 27th, the 2nd Annual Northwest Florida Construction Career Day will take place at the Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds. 

The Construction Career Day is a two-day event where nearly 1,000 high school students from Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Okaloosa Counties will be expected to attend. This will be an all-day event starting at 8am. 

The event introduces high school students to critical career paths available in transportation, structural engineering, and building industries in hopes of engaging the next generation in these future careers.

  Students will participate in interactive learning labs that include: 

  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Learning about bridge inspections
  • Concrete
  • Paving
  • Engineering 

During the event, students over the age of 18 can fill out applications for companies looking to hire employees in these career fields. This year, $20,000 in scholarship funds is available to students. 

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These scholarships will be available to all high school graduates whether they plan to:

  • Attend college
  • Attend a trade school
  • Attend a technical school
  • or directly enter the workforce after graduation

This event is specially designed for high school students to learn more about the Construction workforce that they are going into, with hopes that it will create a pipeline of workforce and economic opportunities for our community. 

The Construction Career Day event allows students of all backgrounds and skill levels to have an up-close chance at exploring career opportunities with FDOT and its industry partners.

This event is for participating schools only and is not open to the public.

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