On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston with Careers in Construction MA hosted its annual Career Experience Day (CED) at The Tirrell Room in Quincy, MA, welcoming approximately 90 students from local high schools and trades programs to meet with 15 local companies. Participating companies spoke with students about career paths, opportunities, company culture, and how to be successful in the trades.
Participating schools included: Boston Public Schools/Madison Park Vocational Technical, Framingham HS, Foxborough HS, Home Builders Institute/Ben Franklin Technical School, Marlboro HS, Medford HS, Milford HS, Quincy HS, and Weymouth HS
Participating companies included: Alpine Environmental, C & R Flooring, Colonial Marble Company, Inc., FBN Construction Company, LLC, Feinmann Inc.- A Design/Build Company, Home Builders Institute, International Furnishings & Design Association - New England (IFDANE), Kevin Cradock Builders, Inc., Metropolitan Cabinets & Countertops, MillerWorks Industries LLC, National Kitchen & Bath Association of New England (NKBA NE), Oak Development & Design LLC, Oasis Shower Doors & Specialty Glass, The Norfolk Companies AKA Norfolk Kitchen and Bath, and TSP Smart Spaces.
Throughout the event, students also had the opportunity to tour a Tiny House provided by Oak Development & Design as well as participate in the recording of Heart of Oak TV's podcast, during which career professionals were interviewed about their experience.
CED Partner CompanyWide also offered services to students from these schools prior to Career Experience Day, walking them through how to create an online profile and search for and apply to internship, apprenticeship, and employee opportunities. Companies were also encouraged to post any open positions on CompanyWide for students to view after the event.
This event would not have been possible without Event Sponsors, BRAGB's Key Partners or Career in Construction Sponsors and Builder Elite Members. A special thanks to Event Sponsor HBI as well as Home Depot Pro, NorthStar Insurance Services Inc., Anderson Insulation, Mid-Cape Home Centers, Cape Cod Lumber, Mason + AHT Insurance, O'Sullivan Architects, Divine Stoneworks (Key Partners), and Allegiance Construction & Development, FBN Construction, Stabile Homes, and Windjammer Construction Corporation (Builder Elite Members).
The extra funds these companies provide have helped make this event, and all other trades workforce development initiatives happen. Thank you so very much for supporting the trades.
About Careers in Construction MA (CiCMA)
Careers in Construction is a workforce development program designed to help Massachusetts based traditional high schools launch trades programs. The program either facilitates or directly supports finding the funds, acquiring the tools, sourcing the materials, and attaining the curriculum for high school administrators and students who are interested in a trades career.
You can help support CiCMA initiatives by making a monetary or tool donation or volunteering. Participating in events like Career Experience Day is also a hands-on opportunity to help shape tomorrow's leaders in the homebuilding industry. Learn more at cicma.org