Construction Career Day gives ninth–12th grade students exposure to the different career opportunities within the construction industry. Students will experience hands-on activities, and the opportunity to network with construction professionals and UW-Platteville faculty, students, and alumni. Students will also be given the opportunity to experience what a real construction site is like.

Why should I attend?

  • Learn about construction career fields like heavy equipment operation, plumbing, heating, and electrical work, bridge and roadways, and much more!
  • Explore how 2-year, 4-year, apprenticeships ,and certificate options in the trades can lead to a great career
  • Enjoy working with college students, touring campus, and meeting construction professionals and Pioneer Pete

Participation in this event will be first come, first served, and is limited to registered professionals and teachers.

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Construction Career Day

Construction Career Day Schedule

Time Event Company
8:30–9 a.m. High school check-in  
9–9:20 a.m. Welcome ceremony  
9:30–9:55 a.m. Session 1  
10:05–10:30 a.m. Session 2 Company booth check-in
10:40–11:05 a.m. Session 3 Company booth check-in
11:15–11:45 a.m. Session 4  
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch Company booths
12:30–1 p.m. Teacher sessions  
1:10–1:45 p.m. Session 5  
1:45–2:20 p.m. Session 6  
2:30–3 p.m. Session 7  
3:10–3:30 p.m. Closing ceremony  

Session Descriptions

Are you curious about a career in construction? Then this session is for you! Our panel of construction professionals will share what their job is like and details about their career path.

Presented by Tower Crane sponsor CG Schmidt

CG Schmidt

In this session, you'll work with professors in our Construction Management program to rig up materials and see a crane move them around the construction site.

Learn more about UW-Platteville by going on a campus tour. You'll explore campus with a current student and see our more of our labs, buildings, and residence halls.

This event is subject to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the website before the event for any possible postponements or cancellations.

2nd Annual Construction Career Day sessionsInaugural Construction Career Day sessions

Thank you to our Sponsor

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Thank you to our sponsors from last year

CG Schmidt

Associated Builders and Contractors Hensel Phelps Blue Book Building and Construction Network Walbec Group

WDS Construction • 3M Fall Protection • North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters • Lunda Construction • Alliant Energy • Kraemer Brothers • Meyer Contracting Inc. • BARD Materials • DIRRT

AGC of Wisconsin • Gronen • JP Cullen • National Association of Women in Construction • Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association • Southwest Tech Board of Certified Safety Professionals