Anthis Students Explore Construction Trades Career Options - May 13, 2014

Record Number: 10808
Displayed from: May 13, 2014 , until: Jul 13, 2014

Anthis Career Center will host a career day for students in the Construction Trades program to learn more about the careers available in the community. Representatives from various trade groups will visit Anthis on Thursday, May 15, to talk to students about career paths and offer hands-on activities to students.

Representatives from the following groups will be present during morning and afternoon sessions:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Painters and finishers
  • Professional drivers and deliverers
  • Masons
  • Landscape/landscape design/architects
  • Surveyors
  • Carpenters
  • Operators
  • Laborers
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Local colleges and universities
  • Tile and terrazzo
  • Cement finishers
  • Welders and iron workers
  • Insulators
  • Project managers and supervisors
  • Sales/materials-equipment

Students will also have an opportunity to show off their project – the Student Project House at 7924 Bridle Creek Crossing in Beckett’s Run Subdivision. Students will provide a tour of the house, and afterward, will participate in a round-table discussion about the trades.

“This is an exciting way to show our students what they can do with the skills they are learning at Anthis Career Center,” said Construction Trades Instructor Christopher Roberts. “Many of our students already graduate high school ready to enter skilled trades, and we hope many more will see the opportunities that exist for solid careers with good wages and benefits.”

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.