Outreach Programs

King County Construction Career Day

Interactive High School Career Event for the Construction Industry

Designed to inspire Western Washington high school students to choose construction careers, Construction Career Day introduces students to the exciting construction industry! As one of our country’s largest industries, the construction trades are facing a shortage of skilled workers. If not addressed, this shortage will increase. It will affect quality, safety, and the industry’s overall ability to compete in building the infrastructure needed by an ever-growing population. This event addresses the need to educate young people about the tremendous opportunities available in the construction industry.

Outdoor Heavy Equipment
Under the supervision of operators and apprentices, students are given the opportunity to operate rigs, tools, and equipment. Use of equipment and other materials are generously donated by local companies.

Indoor Hands-On Construction Activities
Students can try their hands at numerous activities: laying mortar on brick, survey map reading, or running a crane simulator. They are introduced to local education programs, industry associations, apprenticeship training programs, etc. These organizations offer short sessions about their programs and support services.

University of Washington Construction Management & ANEW – Virtual Construction Lab & Methods Materials Lab
The University of Washington’s Department of Construction Management (CM) strives to support the construction industry and provide service to the community by preparing individuals for careers in construction and related industries. The university’s mission strongly aligns with ANEW’s training program so hosting them in the UW’s CM research lab is a natural fit. ANEW is designed to provide high-quality, trade-related instruction to individuals seeking entry into the construction industry’s apprenticeship programs.

For questions about KCCCD, please contact Sarah Patterson at spatterson@agcwa.com or 206.284.4500

Special thanks to the following who helped make 2019 King County Construction Career Day a success:

Event Sponsors
AGC of Washington
Construction Center of Excellence

AGC Construction Leadership Council
Seattle Vocational Institute
University of Washington Construction Management Program

ABBOTT Construction
Absher Construction
ACE Mentor Program of Washington
AGC Safety Team
Bayley Construction
Cement Masons Apprenticeship

Construction Center of Excellence
Exxel Pacific
Hermanson Company
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Madden Industrial Craftsmen
NWCI Northwest Carpenters Institute
Perry Technical Institute
Port of Seattle
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program
Puget Sound Electrical JATC
Seattle Skills Center
SEFNCO Communications, Inc
Sellen Construction
Snohomish County PUD
Swinerton Builders
Teamsters/AGC Training Center
The Walsh Group
Turner Construction
UW AGC Student Chapter