The Construction Science Expo is an annual event, held in late spring at a prominent location in Detroit, during which high school students who have signed a drug-free pledge are invited to spend a day being exposed to careers in the engineering and construction fields through a variety of speakers and hands-on experiences. The first event was held in 2011 at the Michigan (Detroit) Science Center, and subsequent highly successful events have been held at that location or the A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical Center.
The Construction Science Expo is organized by a diverse coalition that consists of associations and unions who represent the engineering and construction industry. The coalition also receives assistance with the event from sponsors, including the Black Caucus Foundation, Michigan Department of Transportation, and a variety of individual businesses from the engineering and construction fields.
The Construction Science Expo coalition is united by the common goals of promoting a drug-free educational environment and exposing high school students to careers in engineering and construction in order to offset a predicted shortage of talent in those fields.
Since 2011, the event has touched the lives of over 5,000 middle school to high school students from the Detroit Public Schools and exposed them to future opportunities for good-paying careers in the fields of engineering and construction. The coalition has helped provide jobs in those fields to highly motivated students who have attended the expo and indicated a desire to get more hands-on experience for pay during the summer. In addition, a career preparation website is now available at www.miroad2work.org for those who want to follow a road map to careers in construction.
The Construction Science Expo features a day of informative panels and workshops, inspirational speakers, networking, luncheon, hands-on training, and much more. Below is a gallery of our past expos:
We're excited to hear from you!
The Construction Science Expo Coalition has welcomed a growing list of members since its inception in 2011. There are also opportunities to join our coalition, sponsor the event or sponsor individual students. For details, please contact: