TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Future tradesmen and woman took a peek at what it would be like to work in the construction and transportation industry.
The Kansas Department of Transportation hosted the third annual Construction Career Day Expo for area middle and high school students.
More than 1,300 students attended Tuesday's event which featured more than 30 exhibits showcasing the design, construction,
development and project management portions of the transportation industry.
Attendees say they're very impressed by what the industry has to offer.
"You don't have to go to college to do construction," said Kezia Profitt, an eighth grade student at French Middle School. "You can come into construction and still make a good amount of money."
"It will be a lot easier because I don't have to go into college, I can go straight into a job and get my life going," said T.J. Peterson, an eighth grade student at French Middle School.
Students could visit exhibits and learn more about engineering, architecture, skilled trades and contracting work.