Career Technical Education Week
Second Week in February – Go to http://www.wa-acte.org
for details and activities.
Women in Construction Week
First Week in March – Go to
for details, including event planning and posters.
Washington Women in Trades Fair
This spectacular annual event for students and women is held each April at
Fischer Pavilion at the Seattle Center. There are hands-on projects,
demonstrations, activities and contests for a day of fun. Go to:
Clover Park Technical College – Career Math Conference
This conference explores numerous industries, including construction, and the
academic skills needed to high demand jobs.
Contact Janet Holm at 253.589.5545 for details.
Snohomish County Construction Carnival
The Snohomish County Construction Careers Partnership is hosting a free,
daylong event open to the public to explore careers and test their skills with
cranes and heavy equipment at the Naval Station Everett Support Complex at
Smokey Point Washington. Go to:
The Foundation for Private Enterprise Education hosts Washington Business
Week events at Central Washington University over the summer, including one week
devoted to construction careers. Go to:
Engineering, and Safety Young Women Camp
Central University hosts a fun camp especially for young women at their
Ellensburg campus in early July. Go to:
Washington State Careers in Construction Week
Third Week in October – go to
for activities, and a copy of Governor Gregoire’s proclamation of this
Spokane Construction Career
Regional apprenticeships and school districts come together for two fun days
of career exploration at the Spokane County Fair Grounds.
Throughout the Year...
READY - SET - BUILD
The Associated General Contractors of Washington Education Foundation Ready
Set Build program is a three hour hands-on construction learning experience
developed for 5-8th grade students. Ready Set Build staff brings a
construction project into the school setting where students are assigned tasks
which utilize: applied math, analytical thinking, team work and
communication skills. Go to: http://www.constructionfoundation.org/YouthPrograms
Pizza, Pop and Power Tools
Host a lunchtime construction career fair for selected students at your
school! Sound Transit and other sponsors are apprenticeships to meet with
students over pizza lunch and share construction education information.
Contact Lisa White at
email@example.com, or 509-354-7335 for details.
The Construction Center of Excellence
has a Speakers’ Bureau of industry and apprenticeship representatives who (upon
availability) can give an industry presentation to your classroom or attend a
career fair. Contact us at
www.rtc.edu/CCE for details.
Sisters in the Building Trades – Mentoring
Women who are leaders in construction – from trades professionals to business
owners to policy advocates – offer one to one mentoring for girls. They
can be contacted at: