Job Shadowing for Construction Industry

The Building Industry Association of Central SC and Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA), invite construction related organizations to participate in our industry-wide job shadowing event for construction.
This event, scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017, will be offered to students interested in the construction career field such as masonry, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, mechanical engineering, architecture, project management, etc. Participating students will be at least 16 years of age and a sophomore in high school, who have expressed an interest in learning more about the construction industry. Students will need to provide their own transportation. For liability purposes, students are covered by school district insurance policies while they participate in extended learning opportunities during the school day. Job shadow experiences should last at least 3 hours and up to 5 hours, or length of the school day, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The purpose of this job shadow is to provide students with an interest in construction careers, the opportunity to observe and engage in the industry first hand. It is understood that students may not actually visit a construction site, but they should be exposed to the industry through this experience as much as possible. If your organization is interested in hosting at least one student, please contact Earl McLeod at earl@columbiabuilders.com, no later than Friday, September 15, 2017.

MEBA will coordinate these extended learning opportunities and place students on a first come first serve basis, taking into consideration their regional location and area of interest (HVAC engineering, carpentry, architecture, etc.). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Turner with Midlands Education and Business Alliance at sturner@mebasc.com, (803) 422-9856 or Earl McLeod (803) 256-6238 www.BIAofCentralSC.com