Dover, Florida —
Ferrovial employees Candelario Sanchez, Mickie Salter, Linda Letzkus and Scott Chase volunteer at the Fourth Annual Tampa Construction Career Days event.
More than 1,000 Florida high school students from across Hillsborough County spent an entire day learning about the construction industry from professionals in the field. The Fourth Annual Tampa Construction Career Days [CCD] event took place at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover on Feb. 21.
Sponsors like Ferrovial Services set up learning labs and equipment displays for students to learn about skilled construction careers. Our employees from the THEA and Pinellas projects demonstrated equipment and incident response procedures, and answer questions.
Linda Letzkus, Project Administrator/Customer Service Representative from Pinellas, demonstrated incident response activities with our interactive display and handed out company-branded giveaways.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with the students about what we do and career opportunities with our company,” says Linda.
THEA Project Manager Scott Chase and Lead Technician Candelario Sanchez demonstrated how to qualify and safely operate our TMA vehicle. The equipment demonstration provided students with a strong visual example of just one of our services.
“For me being a part of the Tampa CCD event and seeing the interest from the students was such a welcomed and positive experience,” says Chase. “Explaining who Ferrovial Services is globally, and the many fields we cover, along with opportunities in the industry sparked quite an interest from the students.”
FS Infrastructure employees have volunteered their time at three CCDs so far this year – Central, Tampa and Northeast Florida. Transportation industry partners from the public and private sectors organize these events to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities available in the construction industry.