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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5th Annual Construction Career Day Details
Schedule of Events
Time Event Location 8:30–9 a.m. High school check-in Ullsvik Hall 9–9:20 a.m. Welcome ceremony Ullsvik Hall Company check-in Ullsvik Hall 9:30–9:55 a.m. Session 1 - Tower Crane sponsor session Ullsvik Hall 10:05–10:30 a.m. Session 2 Per individual schedule 10:40–11:05 a.m. Session 3 Per individual schedule Company booth check-in Ullsvik Hall 11:15–11:45 a.m. Session 4 Per individual schedule 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch Construction Lab Career Fair Ullsvik Hall 1:10–1:45 p.m. Session 5 Per individual schedule 1:45–2:20 p.m. Session 6 Per individual schedule 2:30–3 p.m. Session 7 Per individual schedule 3:10–3:30 p.m. Closing ceremony Ullsvik Hall
This event schedule is subject to change.
Career Pathways presented by ABC of Wisconsin The session is about the different career paths in construction. ABC of Wisconsin will also be going over opportunities and highlighting members. Tools of the Trades presented by Alliant Energy Are you looking to find out more about Alliant Energy and what tools their techs use? If so this is the session for you, as Alliant Energy techs will be going over the tools they use for gas system construction, operation, and maintenance. Torch & Welding presented by AZCO Have you ever wondered what industry construction is all about? If so, this session is for you. Come experience welding, torching metal, and learn about the tools in this industry. Survey Technology presented by BuildingPoint Come stop by BuildingPoint to learn about all the new technology they have for the construction field. Tic Tac Toe presented by C.D. Smith Construction Put your carpentry skills to test! If you aren’t familiar with using a drill and a measuring tape, we’ll help you out! If you’re experienced in both, let’s see how fast you can create the family fun game of Tic Tac Toe. Day in the Life of a Construction Professional presented by event sponsor CG Schmidt Want to know what it is like to work in construction? If so, this is the session for you. You will be able to ask a panel of construction professional about what their job is like and why they went into the career path they did. Blocking Demo presented by C.G. Schmidt Blocking is the use of lumber in wood framed construction to provide stability for attaching things like cabinets or handrails, or as a firestop where a stud bay extends between floors. At this session, you will learn how to install wood blocking, then a countertop, like CG Schmidt carpenters do on many of our projects. Gravity/Leverage on a Construction Site presented by Conlon Construction Sometimes a hard day’s work is all fun and games. In this session, you can see the importance of structural integrity playing Jenga, how hard can you can hit a nail, and then do a safety inspection on a scaffolding setup. Steel Erection presented by Consolidated Construction Co., Inc Come join the Consolidated Construction team to experience the process to erect a steel structure utilized in commercial construction. Construction Planning presented by Corporate Contractors, Inc Part of a successful construction project is understanding how design can impact the build process. Help CCI design a baseball stadium that is both beautiful and well-designed for constructibility. Concrete Forms presented by Daniels Construction Come join Daniels Construction in learning how to lay out and set up concrete forms. You will also learn about the terminology and tools used in the process. Line Striping presented by Farhner Asphalt Sealers Want to learn about the asphalt maintenance industry? Join Fahrner Asphalt Sealers to learn about line striping and other scopes of work within the asphalt maintenance industry. Fasteners presented by Fastenal Have you ever wondered how to measure a fastener for a project you are working on? If so, this is a session for you. You will be able to measure fasteners for any job as well as understand the details behind the fasteners. Peg Board Game presented by Findorff Are you looking to learn how to use a drill? Come check out this session where you learn to use a drill and create Triangle Tee Game. Innovation Trailer presented by Gaylor Electric Our walkthrough of the trailer will be a career exploration event aimed at showing students how we meet the education needs of our workforce with the Training Trailer. We will also provide insight on the career opportunities available with Gaylor Electric, nationwide apprenticeship opportunities through ABC, and provide information on our high school and college summer internship events. Construction Technology presented by Hensel Phelps Come check out this technology session with Hensel Phelps. They will be presenting on the construction technology they use in the field. 360 Cameras presented by Horizon Retail Construction Come and learn how to use a 360 Camera! Technology is moving fast everywhere, including the jobsite. By utilizing the 360 cameras, we can record and relay all stages of construction from the field to the office and beyond. From photos to videos and the apps they correspond with, you can gain experience with this quick demonstration. Rigging presented by Kraemer North America Have you ever wondered what it would be like to move material around on a job site? If so, this is a session for you. You will be able to rig material up for the crane to pick and see if it was a success. You also will get to meet the professors who teach in the program. Exploring Electric and Natural Gas Utility Operations presented by Michels This hands on demo includes opportunities for students to see how electric and gas utilities are constructed and operated. Students will be able to try on the PPE gear, operate tools and ask our technicians questions about the work they perform every day. Be sure to ask about key job responsibilities and apprenticeships. Concrete Pump Truck presented by Milis Flatwork Want to learn about a concrete pump truck? If check out this session as you will learn about the pump truck and concrete flat work. Masonry Activity presented by Miron Construction Get hands-on experience in masonry in this session. Learn how to lay brick and block by hand and with state-of-the-art technology called MULEs with Miron Construction. Electrical Hands-on Experience presented by Pieper Power Ever wonder what an electrician does? Come join Pieper Power for pipe bending, learn how to wire a switch, and hands-on automation demonstration. Fire Simulator presented by the Platteville Fire Department Come join the Platteville Department to learn P.A.S.S.! This is a fun way to learn how to use a fire extinguisher and fire safety. Fire Engine presented by the Platteville Fire Department Ever wonder what it would be like to be a fire fighter? If so this is the session for you. Grain Bin Confined Space Rescue presented by Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Have you ever wonder how to rescue someone from confined space? Come check out SWTC's Gravity Box Confined Space Simulator. Compaction presented by Staab Construction Co. Come try your hand at operating a remote control trench compactor typically utilized to compact pipe trenches. Campus Tour presented by UW-Platteville Office of Recruitment Want to see more of our university? Follow the expert on a student-led tour of our beautiful 820 acre campus. 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. VR & AR Technology presented by UW-Platteville Construction Management Programs This session will demonstrate how the construction industry is moving towards virtual reality and augmented reality to design, build, and plan their construction projects. ICF Construction presented by UW-Platteville Construction Management Programs Come learn about Green Building Design. You will get to assemble insulated concrete forms in fun patterns. 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.
Thank you to our sponsors of the 5th Annual Construction Career Day
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
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Company recognition in event program
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Company recognition on website
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Brand recognition at Construction Career Day on the banner at the hands-on activity and in the PowerPoint slide deck
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Booth showcasing your company during the lunch hour at Construction Career Day
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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