Over 1,000 Students Attend Construction Science Expo to Experience Construction/Engineering Careers

The Michigan Design & Construction Coalition, Black Caucus Foundation of Detroit, Michigan Department of Transportation and Detroit Public Schools hosted the 2nd Annual Construction Science Expo at Randolph Career and Technical Center on May 22, 2012.

The goal behind the event was to promote a drug-free educational experience and highlight construction/engineering careers as an option for students once they graduate from high school.

Students in grades 7-12, who have signed a drug-free pledge, attended the event to engage in hands-on masonry, carpentry and electrical work, and were able to operate heavy construction equipment.

The students rotated through various skilled trade sessions including electronics, HVAC, carpentry, masonry and plumbing.

Students also viewed displays and demonstrations of engineering excellence, and performed skits that highlight a drug-free theme.

 Construction Science Expo Coalition Members

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Chapter
  • Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan
  • Michigan Concrete Association
  • Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association
  • Michigan Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust Funds
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324  

Construction Science Expo Sponsors

  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • The Black Caucus Foundation
  • Michigan Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust Funds
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324
  • Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
  • Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan
  • Michigan Concrete Association
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Chapter
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