CT ABC is dedicated to doing our part to help provide our members and the entire construction industry with a highly skilled workforce. The Construction Pro Rodeo was designed with the vision of showcasing careers in construction to High School Students and promoting the industry's image through career days, safety seminars, hands on demonstrations, and networking between contractors. Along with help from many other organizations and volunteers, we are looking forward to our 6th annual Rodeo in 2017 for this continuously growing event!
During the 2016 event nearly 1,200 students came to the New Life Church Wallingford Campus (formerly known as the Mountainside Resort) to participate in the CT ABC Construction Career Days on May 4th and 5th. The event has proven to be a very popular event for high school students and young adults. This two-day expo featured numerous hands-on, interactive exhibits both indoors and outdoors. The hands-on exhibits included a crane simulator, skid steers, excavators, United Illuminating utility poles, masonry wall building, tile cutting, sheet metal, a variety of power tools, fire suppression…and the list goes on! Each student received a hard hat, safety goggles, and a back pack upon entry to the event.
On the evening of the second day of the event, we recognize the Construction Education Center Apprentice Graduates and cap off the three day event with our Monster BBQ including an all you can eat BBQ, excavator/skid steer competitions, door prizes, music from a DJ, and of course – great networking. Last years BBQ had over 300 people in attendance
This event would not be possible without the help of our members, the staff, our incredible team of volunteers, participating associations and our sponsors. It is truly a team effort. As always, thank you to our sponsors listed below!
Universal Technical Institute
Midstate Site Development, LLC
Ring's End, Inc.
Smith Brothers Insurance, Inc.
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Elite Construction Rentals, LLC
EMCOR Services New England Mechanical
Modern Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Network Interiors, Inc.
Sarazin General Contractors, Inc.
United Steel, Inc.
Walker Crane & Rigging Corp.
Allstate Fire Systems
D'Amato Construction Company
KBE Building Corporation
Macri Associates, Inc.
Mizzy Construction, Inc.
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Enterprise Fleet Management
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc.
LaRosa Building Group, LLC
MacKenzie Painting Co., Inc.
VMS Construction Company
Central Connecticut Fire Protection
Mid-State Masons Contractors
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