Construction Career Day will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15th and 16th at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, located at 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC 28785. The goals of the event are to raise awareness of the industry’s numerous careers and show the benefits and career mobility that exists within the industry; connect with local talent to focus on recruitment and retention; and promote the current job openings in the industry.
Construction Career Day is being presented by Vannoy Construction and is sponsored by the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, SteelFab, Inc, Tennoca Construction Company, Haynes Electric, Harrison Construction, Emory Electric, North Carolina Home Builders Association, and AB Tech. The free event will connect local employers offering construction career opportunities with job seekers.
Activities will begin at 9:00 am for high school students and end at 1:00 pm and this time slot is closed to the general public. On Tuesday, October 15th, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, the event will be open to post-secondary students and the general public wishing to learn more about construction careers in their area.
School systems from the Western North Carolina area have been invited, as well as, all local community colleges and universities. Over 800 high school students are projected to attend.
Our region’s construction sector is growing and Construction Career Day will highlight many local career opportunities available in this sector.