Construction Science Expo to be held in May

DETROIT–The Ninth Annual Construction Science Expo will be held Tuesday, May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit.

The event introduces Detroit middle and high school students to the construction and engineering industry through a day of hands-on and interactive exploratory experiences and conversations.

Founded in 2011 in partnership with the Black Caucus Foundation, the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Operating Engineers 324, the expo is the longest running career awareness activity day for youth in Detroit that brings together the construction design and trade skill aspects, both high demand industries.

Overall, the expo’s mission is to establish that entering a skilled career, as either an engineer or tradesperson, is a highly valued option immediately after high school graduation. Since inception, The Black Caucus Foundation has led the charge in working with various metro Detroit schools and students to ensure a successful turnout, which over the past eight years has touched more than 8,000 Detroit teens.

New this year, the CSE committee is hosting an Industry Night on June 6 from 6.to 9 p.m. at the Randolph Career Technical Center (17101 Hubbell Ave., Detroit). On this night, students and families will learn more about career paths in construction and design and have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with industry professionals regarding trade skill apprenticeships and dual-enrollment college tracks to take immediately.

For more information, visit www.constructionscienceexpo.com.

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