International Construction Challenge

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has partnered with Destination ImagiNation, Inc. to develop and implement the International Construction Challenge.
This fully-funded exciting and educational experience brings together high school teams from across the United States and Canada to learn more about construction careers, infrastructure, construction equipment, creative problem solving and teamwork.
Why participate?
... gain experience with teamwork, creativity, problem solving, project
management, budgeting, research and presentation skills
... learn about construction careers and equipment
... explore and discuss infrastructure policy and issues
... compete at one of the world's largest tradeshows surrounded by over 120,000 participants directly involved in construction
... pave a pathway for higher education with possible scholarship and internship opportunities
... experience real world issues and help develop solutions
... meet new people and build new friendships
... spend a week in Las Vegas, NV
... have FUN!
Hurry! Registration deadline is December 3, 2007.



4 comments:

ldrunnrmom said...

Kris, so glad you brought this up on your super wonderful blog!!

What a great opportunity this is for the kids in that age group- the scholarships alone would be worthy but the final event in Las Vegas is going to be a blast for everyone.

Thanks- and happy holidays to you!

Chris

Kris Bordessa said...

Glad to help spread the word, Chris! It sounds like a fun endeavor.

ldrunnrmom said...

Kris,

I was a Challenge Master for one of the 3 Construction Challenges at the Midwest Rally in Milwaukee yesterday- it was wonderful! IT felt like every nationality, culture, you name it- were all under the one roof. Such bright kids and so talented. I think AEM has found a real winner in its partnership with Destination Imagination! I definitely plan to come work the event again. It was really exciting- and I never knew the construction industry could be so much fun but it sure looked like it yesterday.

Chris

Kris Bordessa said...

Great to hear, Chris! I'll keep watching to see how the finals go. Actually, my husband knows someone who plans to attend ConExpo, so maybe I'll hear first hand!