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Tri-Cities Construction Career Day

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Tri-Cities Construction Career Day gave 500 students some hands on construction experience at the Benton County Fair Grounds. Tri-Cities Construction Career Day gave 500 students some hands on construction experience at the Benton County Fair Grounds.

KENNEWICK, WA-- Tri-Cities Construction Career Day gave 500 students some hands on construction experience at the Benton County Fair Grounds. 

High school students from across the region got a chance to hop in the seat of large machinery like levelers and dozers. 

Interactive displays also showed students the skills needed for several trades from cement paving to welding.

"This is something I really want to do with my life. I really want to do go build internationally. It's really nice that they are letting me really get my hands on this and be able to experience it," said Johanna Young, Tri-Tech student.

More than 100 volunteers, local construction companies and unions participated. They offered information and resources for students to learn how to begin a career in the construction field.

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