Friday September 23, 2016
Back by popular demand, the 3rd annual Construction Trades Day will take place on September 28th, 2016!
Construction Trades Day began in 2014 when Landmark Homes President, Cliff Weaver, proposed a unique way to educate local youth about the shortage of skilled labor and the opportunities for ‘Gold Collar’ careers in the Construction Industry right here in their hometown.
With that concept in mind, Landmark Homes and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology came together to create the first-of-its-kind Construction Trades Day-- an interactive event geared toward educating local students, parents, counselors, and educators on the types of career opportunities available in the Construction Industry, highlighting the increasing demand for these high-skill, high-wage positions.
During the event students and participants will be guided through the process of new home construction via presentations and live demonstrations from local trade professionals. Career fields that will be represented include drafting and design, carpentry, HVAC, product installation, concrete and masonry, storm water management, land development, and heavy equipment operations.
The 2016 Construction Trades Day is sponsored by Guardian Transfer & McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in addition to various local trade vendors and mortgage companies (full list of sponsors below). The event will be held rain or shine at Landmark’s Home Towne Square community in Ephrata. Over 225 students are expected to be in attendance.