BCTC Construction Technology Students Display Skills at 2007 Kentucky Construction Career Days
LEXINGTON, KY (October 10, 2007) The Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) Construction Technology Program students displayed their many talents recently at the 2007 Kentucky Construction Career Days.
The Kentucky Construction Career Choice Council (KCCCC) and over 60 companies hosted the third annual Kentucky Construction Career Days at the Shelbyville Fair Grounds. The event is held to expose students to the vast array of careers in construction. More than 2000 students from 35 high schools attended this years event. It provided hands-on demonstrations for students on a variety of skilled trades and heavy equipment operation.
BCTC Construction Technology students demonstrated drywall instillation and repair, framing wooden structures and partnered with the Homebuilders Association of Kentucky (HBAK) to aid students in building bird feeder kits provided for attendees to take home.
The interaction between students and construction industry representatives at the Kentucky Construction Career Days was impressive, said Christine Parsons, Chair of the 2007 Kentucky Construction Career Days. These young adults are indeed the future workforce in our industry.
Construction Technology Coordinator, Claude Gross, and his 28 students played an active role in organizing and executing the days activities. Gross, a member of the Kentucky Career Choice Council has participated in the event since its inception in 2005.
The BCTC Construction Technology Program awards an associate degree in Construction Technology as well as diplomas and certificate training.