• 50 Florida high schools participated.
  • 2,200 high school students attended.
  • 6 Ferrovial Services employees spent a total of 143 hours volunteering their time to create a successful learning experience for the students.

 

OCTOBER 23-24, 2018

When more than 2,000 students from 50 South Florida high schools poured into the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, Florida to learn about careers in the construction industry, Ferrovial Services employees stood ready to teach, guide and answer questions.

 

Students from across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties participated in the 18th annual South Florida Construction Career Days, an event organized by the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with more than 90 sponsors.

Ferrovial Services employees working projects in Miami, Madison and Pompano Beach answered the call to volunteer at this two-day event to introduce students to the vast career opportunities available in the highway, bridges and tunnel industries.  Sponsors like Ferrovial Services manned 30 different learning labs, which allowed students to operate backhoes, create chocolate asphalt, design city infrastructure and practice their job interviewing skills.

D4 Roadway & Bridges Project Manager Fabio Alvarez, D4 Bridges Superintendent George Duff, and Laura Sala, Port of Miami Tunnel Customer Relations Unit Coordinator, offered students interview tips and career advice in the Career Center. POMT Lead Tunnel Operator Joey Perez guided students through the learning labs, Madison County Maintenance Technician Clint Minter drove 2,500 Ferrovial Services water bottles and career flyers to the event, and Infrastructure Community Relations Manager Mickie Salter filled hundreds of student backpacks the day before the event.