Kids in Construction 2017
When should children start thinking of following a career path? According to Charles Dunstan, President of the Construction Association of Bermuda, you can never be too young.
“In today’s world, students are heavily encouraged to follow an academic career path. That makes perfect sense as long as they are also provided with information about alternate careers in trades and technologies. CAOB has a long term strategy to ensure students of all ages are provided with accurate and adequate information when considering a career in construction. The Kids in Construction event is part of that plan.”
CAOB is inviting students of public schools, private schools, design and technology teachers, trainers and instructors to participate in a major event designed to encourage and showcase the work of students from schools across the Island.
The friendly competition encompasses two levels.
The first level competition is The Garden Shed design and build competition. This will be open to high school students with teams of up to four students and one adult supervisor. Teams will be eligible to win prizes for different categories such as design, use of recycled materials, weather resistance, storage components, and more.
The second level competition will be open to Middle School Students. Students in teams of up to two with one adult supervisor, will be challenged to build a mailbox. The mailboxes will be judged on design, durability, and also weather resistance.
Mr. Dunstan elaborates, “We wish to give widely deserved recognition to students with design and building skills. Kids in Construction will provide a forum for students to showcase their abilities and also to acknowledge the excellent teaching support provided by Bermuda’s dedicated Instructors.”
CAOB will be seeking sponsors to offset the costs of the event and to raise money for the CAOB Scholarship Fund which supports students who choose to follow a construction related career.