K-5 and Middle School Students on Careers in Construction

0 October 25, 2013  Careers in Construction, The Skills Gap

During Build Your Future’s (BYF) Careers in Construction Month, BYF, CARBO Ceramics, Robins & Morton and the Jenkins County School System in Georgia joined forces to plan various construction-related activities throughout the month to engage students in elementary school, middle school and high school. Those activities included an art contest for students in kindergarten through 5th grade and an essay contest for students in middle school.

In the art contest, students drew either their favorite building or as someone who builds America.  There was a first place winner in each grade level and second and third places in grades K-2 and 3-5.  Winners were presented gifted cards provided by the sponsors.

ES art contest winners

Bottom row: Yvonne Torres, Gray Amerson, Jarael Haney, Marquavious Roberson, Daughtry Rollins, Marisol Guzman.
Top Row: Bill McGuire (Robins & Morton), Alexis Morris, Chris Perez, Wayne Herrington, Tammy Hendley (JCES Principal), Tara Cooper (Superintendent)

In the essay contest, Middle school students participated in an essay contest with topics including their career plans or the construction trade.  First, second, and third place winners were presented gift cards provided by the sponsors.

MS essay winners pic 10.13

Bill McGuire (Robins & Morton), Katelyn Milton, Meredith Saxon, Luis Benitez, Tara Cooper (Superintendent), Randy Dailey (JCMS Principal).

 

Kinsey Cooper

Kinsey Cooper

Contributor since July 2013

Kinsey is a contributing writer to workforceunderconstruction.com.

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