Rep. Mastrofrancesco Supports Careers in Construction

Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin


State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco joined students and teachers from Wolcott and Southington High School, and dozens of other schools, today for a hands-on construction industry expo designed to expose students to career opportunities in the trades.

The Associated Builders and Contractors of CT’s 8th annual Construction Career Days event, held at the New Life Church in Wallingford, highlights member companies and groups and promotes career interest in the construction industry.

Career Days is an extreme hands-on industry expo for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in exploring a career in the trades. Over the course of two days, ABC said they expected to reach about 1,300 high school students. Attendees had the opportunity to operate heavy equipment, use industry power tools and meet industry leaders. ABC is committed to workforce development and encouraging a new generation of young people to seek out a rewarding career in construction, they said.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco learns how to operate an excavator during The Associated Builders and Contractors of CT’s 8th annual Construction Career Days event.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco watches as students assemble yard sprinklers from pieces of fire protection pipe. Students were making their own yard sprinklers using the same techniques and supplies that are used to provide fire suppression to businesses.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco talks with Wolcott High School teacher Brittany Garguilo during The Associated Builders and Contractors of CT’s 8th annual Construction Career Days event.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco talks with Southington High School tech ed teachers  David Marchesani and Sal Spagna during The Associated Builders and Contractors of CT’s 8th annual Construction Career Days event.