High schoolers get on-hand experience with trade professions through “Equipment Rodeo”

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) – Over 70 kids, coming from 12 different schools and organizations, showed up to participate in Valley Corp.’s “Equipment Rodeo” Thursday.카지노사이트

Eli Ambriz, a senior at DC West High School, was one of the many who spent their Thursday learning about trades and construction equipment, as well as what it takes to work in the trades field.

“Things you just don’t see every day, it’s like the behind-the-scenes work,” said Ambriz. “Where they’re putting everything in for the buildings or foundations, stuff like that.”

For Eli, the traditional college path may be a possibility down the road.

But for now, it’s the trades that have caught his attention.

“Trades is definitely the way that I’m leaning towards,” Ambriz said. “I’ve been looking towards electrical, but I’m just open right now.”

Chief Executive Officer of Valley Corp., Matt Bevington, says the trade industry is in need of workers.

“All of us contractors really need to work hard to think outside of the box to try to attract talent into our industry,” Bevington explained.바카라사이트

Engaging events, like the one held on Thursday, help bring awareness to kids who may be interested and want to learn more- and maybe even pursue it as a career option.

Which is exactly what Wyatt Cox did after attending the event last year.

“I’ve learned a ton just being on this crew,” said Cox. “In just the three months I’ve been here I’ve learned a lot.”

He hopes that kids this year will enjoy it as much as he did.

“I’m hoping I see a lot of these kids come back,” Cox added.

Bevington says there is a lot that a trade’s profession can offer a high school graduate.

The main being- most positions don’t require a college degree.

All they need is some on-hand training, which is often provided by the companies.

“They’re going to realize that the barrier to entry into construction is not that difficult.” added Bevington.온라인카지노

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