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Manitoba Students Get Peek at Careers in Construction

May 14, 2014 7:54 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Construction Expo


Manitoba high school students will get a glimpse into the life of working in construction today.

More than 1,700 youth are attending the sixth annual Manitoba Construction Career Expo at Red River Exhibition Place.

The one-day event hosted by the Winnipeg Construction Association allows students to try a variety of trades, from welding, painting, roofing, and piping, through interactive booths and displays.

“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, executive vice-president of WCA. “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.”

The expo highlights the benefits of a career in construction, through education and hands-on activities from nearly 30 exhibitors.