High school students from around Manitoba are getting a glimpse into life in the construction industry today.
The 7th annual Manitoba Construction Career Expo is being held at Red River Exhibition Place, where students can try a variety of trades from welding, painting, roofing, to piping. More than 30 exhibitors will be on site showcasing their trade, through education and hands-on activities.
“We want the next generation of construction professionals to be Manitobans, and what better way than to educate high school students on this rewarding career path,” said Ron Hambley, president of the Winnipeg Construction Association.
“Most people have the common perception that to work in construction, all you need is a set of hammer and nails, but it’s much more than that. Our industry has opportunities for anyone who is into math or science, or for anyone else who likes to build with their hands.”
More than 1,700 students are expected to attend the expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.