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, Cashman Equipment Company and Sierra Nevada Construction. Representatives from NV Energy will also be doing presentations on electrical safety. Paisan’s Deli is donating lunch for all the volunteers.
WHERE: Mt. Rose Elementary School, 915 Lander, Reno
WHEN: Friday, May 6 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 toolboxes, with the assistance of ACE Charter High School students and all students will get a chance to operate heavy construction equipment. AGC members Papé Machinery, Q & D Construction, Cashman Equipment Company 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.