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. 

Construction Career Day Schedule

Time Event Company
8:30–9 a.m. High school check-in  
9–9:20 a.m. Company check-in  
9:30–9:55 a.m. Session 1  
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 is subject to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the website before the event for any possible postponements or cancellations.

Session Descriptions

  • 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.

    Presented by UW-Platteville Construction Management Program Professors

  • 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.

    Presented by UW-Platteville Office of Recruitment

  • Learn about the different career paths in construction, as well as programs, funding, and scholarship opportunities available.

    Presented by ABC of Wisconsin

  • Ever wonder what an electrician does? Come join Pieper Power for pipe bending, learn how to wire a switch, and hands-on automation demonstration.

    Presented by Dozer Sponsor Pieper Power

Thank you to our Sponsors

CG Schmidt

Sponsorship information

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.

  •   Tower Crane sponsorTower Crane
    $5,000+
    Mobile Crane SponsorMobile Crane
    $3,000
    Dozer SponsorDozer
    $1,000
    Excavator SponsorExcavator
    $500
    Hardhat SponsorHardhat
    $250

    Lead sponsor for Construction Career Day - INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE

    X        

    Speaking opportunity at the opening and closing sessions at Construction Career Day

    X        

    First option for presentation time in fall and spring semesters for UW-Platteville construction management students at CMA

    X        

    Booth/Table at the Fall 2022 Construction Networking Event for construction management, construction safety management, and engineering students ($250 value)

    Premier
    location

    VIP 
    location

         

    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

    Logo Logo Logo Name Name

    Company recognition in event program

    Logo Logo Logo Logo Name

    Company recognition website for one year

    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
  • T-shirt sponsorship

    • Sponsor the T-shirts for the event and receive dozer sponsorship recognition

    Snack sponsorship

    • Sponsor the snacks throughout the day and receive excavator sponsorship recognition

    Bus sponsorship

    • Sponsor a bus(es) to provide transportation for a school or schools of your choosing and receive dozer or mobile crane sponsorship recognition depending on number of buses

    Safety gear sponsorship

    • Sponsor the safety gear such as safety glasses and/or hard hats for all the participants and receive excavator or dozer sponsorship recognition depending on safety gear sponsored

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