St. Stephens, SC, December 14, 2016
Contract Construction, Inc., Timberland High School, Berkeley County School District and Carolinas AGC partnered to bring construction industry related instruction and information to Timberland High School students on December 14, 2016.
Contract Construction’s Greg Hughes, President, and Jim Ott, Project Manager, presented Carolinas AGC’s program “BUILD YOUR FUTURE: GO PRO IN CONSTRUCTION” to Timberland High School junior and seniors enrolled in the Level 2 Building Construction course. Career opportunities such as Project Management, Superintendent and various trades were explored along with the education and qualifications necessary to secure these positions. The students were given instruction on how to minimize exposure to hazards that can cause workplace injuries and illnesses by properly wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Jim Ott also demonstrated the safe operation of the company’s drone that the firm utilizes to capture in-progress images of construction projects and catch any deficiencies early on during the installation of building components.
Berkeley County School District staff and administrators who participated in the special presentation and demonstration include Deon Jackson, Interim Superintendent, Ty Darby, Building Construction Instructor, and Tana Lee, Director of Career and Technical Education. “It was a wonderful experience for the kids,” said Ty Darby. “Greg Hughes and Jim Ott did a great job speaking to the students on various topics centered around the construction industry that included the latest technology and safety practices. The drone was a hit!”
Contract Construction, Inc., is dedicated to advancing the education and career opportunities of the students that attend school in the districts we serve. We offer on-the-job training and apprenticeships through Carolinas AGC’s “BUILD YOUR FUTURE” initiative. The firm is helping students connect with a career in the construction industry that fits their personality and lifestyle.