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WHO: Members of the Nevada Chapter Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and students at Mt. Rose School (Partners in Education).
WHAT: Sixteenth Annual Construction Career Day – AGC members teach students various aspects of the construction business through demonstrations and lectures. Heavy equipment will be on display and demonstrations provided by Papé Machinery, Q & D Construction, Granite Construction and Sierra Nevada Construction. Representatives from Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will also be doing presentations on their Waste Warriors program that teaches kids the importance of recycling.
WHERE: Mt. Rose Elementary School, 915 Lander, Reno
ACE High School Student Built House Jobsite, 4929 Hombre, Reno (Across from Donner Springs Elementary).
WHEN: Friday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY: Construction career awareness is a key issue for AGC members who want to ensure that school curriculum reflects and encourages skills needed for working in the construction industry, including math and the general sciences. Construction careers are one of the highest paying job sectors in northern Nevada.
PHOTO OPS: Kindergarten will use construction paper, markers and glue to “Build a City” on foam board. First through sixth graders will assemble wooden stools and all students will get a chance to operate heavy construction equipment. Fifth and sixth graders will be taking a field trip to the ACE High School home building site. AGC members Papé Machinery, Q & D Construction, Granite Construction and Sierra Nevada Construction are providing the construction equipment demonstrations.
About the AGC: The Nevada Chapter AGC is comprised of Northern Nevada’s top general contractors, specialty contractors and building professionals who employ an estimated 10,000 workers and are responsible for more than $350 million in payroll. Nevada Chapter AGC was formed in 1939 by a group of leading contractors intent on replacing the dangerous gravel roads that that traversed northern Nevada. They evolved into the modern AGC, whose goal is to use skill, integrity and responsibility to build a better community. For more information, visit www.nevadaagc.org or call Buzz Harris at the Nevada Chapter AGC office, (775) 329-6116.