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. Watch for registration to open this spring or sign up to stay informed. 

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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

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.