Sarah Solomon of Madison took her first steps toward a potential career in construction at the Madison Children’s Museum this week when she helped Dennis Wildes, Supreme Structures Field Superintendent, build a new playhouse.
She might be a little young but our nation needs more skilled workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.9 million Americans are in construction and by 2012, it is estimated that the construction industry is expected to reach an employment level of nearly 7.8 million people.
This week, the Children’s Museum celebrates Careers in Construction Week sponsored by Supreme Structures with hands-on experiences. The special occasion is dedicated to the men and women who help build our future and features big equipment, concrete creations and pint-sized wood construction projects.
Events run all week with additional details available at www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org.