New Hampshire Construction Career Days

  • (From left) JSRHS students Josh Booker, Gabe Boddy, Alex Goulet and Carter Duclos with Tech Ed teacher Joab Owen.

  • Carter Duclos tries his hand at operating the heavy equipment at N.H. Careers in Construction Days.

  • JSRHS student Carter Duclos gets instruction from Town of New Boston Highway’s Chris Frain before operating the roller.

  • The scene at N.H. Careers in Construction Day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thirty students from John Stark Regional High School in Weare joined more than 1,100 high school students from across New Hampshire in Construction Career Days on Sept. 28 and 29, at the Hillsborough County Fair Grounds in New Boston.

  More than 75 exhibitors were there to share their experiences in construction and transportation related fields with the students at this hands-on, career exploring event. Construction Career Days focused on careers in heavy equipment, welding, plumbing, carpentry, electrical wiring, surveying and engineering, land clearing, and apprenticeship programs.

“This is the third year we’ve taken students to the event, and this year, three times as many of our students signed up to go,” said Joab Owen, JSRHS technology education teacher. “It’s such a great opportunity for our students to try something that may end up as a lifelong career for them.”

N.H. Construction Career Days have taken place since 2009 and is put together by a group of volunteers, both municipal and private, to help make a difference in future construction and transportation workforce industries.