Ontario Construction News staff writer
Simcoe County construction associations are preparing for the annual Barrie Construction Day – a program to introduce construction industry careers to high school students from both the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe-Muskoka Catholic School Board.
The program next Tuesday (Oct. 7) will give students a chance to see the work at both civil and commercial sites in Barrie.
Students will be given full personal protective equipment and will receive on-site safety training before starting their visits.
“We will be providing the students additional learning with a tour of the Lafarge
Canada quarry complete with heavy equipment simulators and we will have industry experts on hand throughout the day to explain the benefits of choosing construction as a career,” the BCA said in a news release.
Students will be on construction sites between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 pm., then the will travel to the quarry for lunch and tour, and then will return to their respective schools at 1:30 p.m.