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College of Engineering Hosts Construction Career Day on Oct. 10

More than 1,000 high school students will attend event, tour campus, and visit engineering laboratories.
Campus News  |  Sep 30, 2014  |  By Megan Downs
Media Contact: Molly Marks, (702) 994-8803
UNLV is opening its doors to Clark County High School students interested in the construction industry, Oct. 10, 2014, during the Construction Career Day. (R. Marsh Starks/UNLV Photo Services)

What

UNLV will holding a Construction Career Day to introduce high school students to careers related to construction.

When

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10, 2014

Where

Event will be located in the parking lot just west of the Science and Engineering Building, off of Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Details

More than 1,000 high school students from Clark County will be introduced to the construction industry and construction-related fields, including the trades, construction management, engineering, architecture, and related secondary fields such as accounting, marketing and facilities management. The event is designed to educate students about a professional industry that is exciting, lucrative and full of prospects for career advancement.

This one-day event will allow students to see a demonstration of different types of construction machinery, participate in workshops and laboratories in the College of Engineering, and learn about internships, apprenticeship programs and higher education opportunities.

The Construction Management program at UNLV provides a well-rounded education, combining theoretical learning with practical laboratory experience. Our students and alumni are in high demand and working on major engineering and construction projects in Las Vegas and around the globe.

Industry partners in attendance will include Las Vegas Paving, the Nevada Department of Transportation, Sunstate Equipment, The PENTA Building Group and dozens more.

The event is hosted by the Las Vegas chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV. The event is free and open to the public.

Media

Media are invited to attend this event. Please contact Molly Marks at (702) 994-8803 or [email protected] for details.