Prepping future generations for the construction industry

Planning for the future is essential for businesses of all sizes and in any industry. For California construction companies, some have a slightly different tactic to try and garner interest in younger generations.

According to the Press Democrat, 1,100 middle and high school students were able to get a first-hand experience of the daily routine of a construction worker at last week's Careers in Construction Expo at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Sponsored by the North Coast Builders Exchange, this is the 10th year the expo has taken place, according to company CEO Keith Woods.

He explained to the news source that this is an ideal opportunity for students to try their hand at everything from making sheet metal tool boxes to operating platform lifts or even running a jackhammer. Students were also able to participate in mock interviews.

"We want them to sit down across from a plumber and say 'What's it like? What do I make? What do I need to do?'" Woods said. "We want kids to at least consider construction and not as a last resort."

While not every construction company or contracting firm will be able to give high school students the same opportunity, there are other ways to ensure the stability of your organization. With comprehensive California contractor insurance, companies will build a strong foundation that their business can remain on for a long time.

What happens if a client claims that you didn't complete a project properly? How will your organization bounce back if an employee becomes injured while working, and a legal battle ensues?

By working with commercial insurance specialists, construction and contracting companies can find cost-effective policies that will help them find short- and long-term success.




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