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.
5th Annual Construction Career Day Details
Schedule of Events
Time Event Company 8:30–9 a.m. High school check-in 9–9:20 a.m. Welcome ceremony Company check-in 9:30–9:55 a.m. Session 1 Tower Crane sponsor session 10:05–10:30 a.m. Session 2 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
This event schedule is subject to change.
Rigging presented by UW-Platteville Construction Management Program Professors 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. Campus Tour presented by UW-Platteville Office of Recruitment 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. Safety Lab Tour & Fall Protection presented by UW-Platteville Construction Safety Management Program Professors Come tour our safety lab and try out all the safety equipment our industry professional use. Even get an opportunity to try on our fall protection and what it feels like to fall. Survey presented by UW-Platteville Survey Do you want to find out what surveyors do? Come join one of survey instructors to learn what surveyors do and work with surveying equipment. Excavator Demonstration presented by UW-Platteville Construction Management Program Professors Would you like to run an excavator? If so, this is the session for you to try your skills at operating an excavator.
Keep checking back, as additional sessions will continue to be added.
Thank you to our sponsors
As a Construction Career Day sponsor, you can showcase your brand and spark interest and excitement about the construction industry to hundreds of ninth–12th grade students. Choose from a variety of opportunities and sponsorship levels listed below or view the sponsorship handout for additional details.
Early bird special
Sign up by Aug. 1 for an exclusive classroom speaking opportunity for the Intro to Construction class.
Lead sponsor for Construction Career Day - INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE
Speaking opportunity at the opening and closing sessions at Construction Career Day
First option for presentation time in fall and spring semesters for UW-Platteville construction management students at CMA
Booth/Table at the Fall 2023 Construction Networking Event for construction management, construction safety management, and engineering students ($250 value)
Opportunity to provide hands-on activity/session during the event
Up to 6 Up to 4 Up to 2
Social media posts on construction social media pages (job postings, internship opportunities, highlighting company culture, etc.)
4 3 2
Opportunity to present in the fall or spring semester for UW-Platteville construction management students
X X X X X
Company recognition in event program
Logo Logo Logo Logo Name
Company recognition on website
Logo Logo Logo Logo Name
Brand recognition at Construction Career Day on the banner at the hands-on activity and in the PowerPoint slide deck
X X X X X
Booth showcasing your company during the lunch hour at Construction Career Day
X X X X X
Unique Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Description Recognition Level T-shirt Sponsor the T-shirts for the event Dozer Snack Sponsor the snacks throughout the day Excavator Bus Sponsor a bus(es) to provide transportation for a school or schools of your choosing Dozer or Mobile Crane sponsorship recognition, depending on number of buses Safety gear Sponsor the safety gear such as safety glasses and/or hard hats for all the participants Excavator or Dozer sponsorship recognition, depending on safety gear sponsored
Previous Construction Career Days
"This was the best year yet! There was plenty for the kids to do at the construction lab as well as for the vendors."
–High school teacher, 4th Annual Construction Career Day
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