Students from Binghamton High School took part in a day-long event Oct. 5 to learn firsthand what it is like to work in the construction career field.
The Southern Tier Construction Career Day was conducted at the Broome County Highway Department in Chenango Bridge and featured exhibits by a variety of organizations and schools associated with the construction industry. For many students, the hands-on experience included the opportunity for supervised operation of equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes and dump trucks.
Construction Career Day is designed to introduce high school students to the career opportunities and unlimited potential for advancement within the construction industry.
The program is supported by the NYSDOT, Broome-Tioga BOCES’ School-to Careers Partnership and local businesses that have provided donations to assist in covering the costs associated with this event. There is no cost to the schools.