High school kids today face more and more pressure to find a career or pick a major without really knowing all the opportunities that exist. The MCL Construction team is trying to reach as many kids as possible by participating in the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Careerockit program. It's the largest program of its kind in the country and is designed to create career interest, grow the area's talent pipeline, and connect us with future employees.
"I consider an event like today's to be a ‘seed planting activity.’ The stories, information, and words of wisdom you shared are seeds planted in the minds of our students. Those seeds will hopefully one day be watered, tended, and then bloom into what will become part of a beautiful career bouquet," said John Stanton, grade 10-12 counselor at Platteview High School.
The MCL Construction team participated in two Careerockit sessions, Platteview High School and Westside High School.
"Your presentation was informative and so relevant to the conversations we are having with students and we are so appreciative of your time," added Kathy McGauvran, Business Partner and Talent Development Specialist at Westside.
The MCL Construction team presented to students the various careers that one can pursue, like project management, estimating, carpentry, and the latest technology like augmented reality, virtual reality, and laser scanning.
"The young adults that visited our presentation asked great questions, they were engaged in our story and process, and excited about the opportunities construction has to offer as a career," said Mark Berner, Director of Human Resources at MCL Construction.
Careerockit is a weeklong learning initiative that served 22,000 Nebraska and Iowa students a year ago. This year almost 200 businesses participated in the program visiting almost 100 schools in a six-county area.
About MCL Construction:
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. Founded in 1987, it builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative, smarter building experience.
MCL Construction, an Omaha, Nebraska based construction manager and general contractor is a participant in the CareerRockit Program put on by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the initiative is to connect students and young adults opportunities and knowledge about potential career options.
The MCL Construction team presented to 30-students at Plattsmouth High School. Topics discussed included the following:
"Our time with the students was fantastic," said Mark Berner, MCL Constructions Director of Human Resources. "All of the students were attentive and interested construction because there are so many possibilities and career choices."
The MCL Construction team put students through an interactive game testing their hand and eye coordination along with their hammering skills.
This year's CareerRockit program featured 140 business in the Omaha metro area working with over 15,000 students.
About MCL Construction:
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. It builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative building experience.