MICCD is a construction career exploration open to ALL Michigan 7th-12th grade students. With a tested blend of construction education, training and career information booths, hands-on activities and hands-on equipment operation, MICCD provides Michigan’s young people the chance to see, feel and experience construction work up-close using real tools, equipment and materials, while standing side-by-side with actual construction professionals.
While MICCD is a fantastic opportunity for your students to explore all that the construction industry can offer them as a future career, it must be noted that this event is not only open to those students interested in construction careers, but ALL students exploring career options. With these high skilled, high paying construction jobs, it is important that our industry reach out to all students especially those that excel in math, science, and English. It has long been a misconception that construction is only for those who can not or do not excel at traditional educational and career opportunities. In reality, that could not be farther from the truth! We want young people that are interested in learning, are trainable and college ready. Construction is a very demanding, fast-paced and safety-driven business. With that said, it can also be a very rewarding career for those that accept those challenges, demands and changes. Attached is some information describing the construction industry sectors and occupations that may be found throughout the MICCD 2017 event. We hope that you will take the time to review it and share it with your colleagues and administrators when deciding which students will attend from your school.