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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