Students partipate in Construction Career Day Expo

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - More than a thousand students gathered at the Kansas Expocentre Tuesday for the fifth Construction Career Day Expo.

The Construction Career Day Expo, which is hosted by the Kansas Department of Transportation, is for middle and high school students interested in construction and transportation industry-related careers.

The students had access to 30 exhibits that demonstrated the design, construction, development and project management features of the transportation industry.

"These young people can learn, actually, whether they want to go into engineering trade with the Department of Transportation, or construction trades, private industries," said Richard Carlson, interim secretary of transportation, KDOT. "They can become an architect, they can become an engineer, a civil engineer, work in both either KDOT or organizations around the state."

Students interested in construction also learned about engineering, architecture, contracting and skilled trades.

Area schools that participated included Topeka High School, Washburn Rural High School and Robinson Middle School.

Washburn Technical Institute students also participated.