Rain and heat don’t deter construction workers and thunderstorms and humidity last week didn’t discourage two dozen Building Futures students who visited the Douglass Memorial Bridge construction site to hear workers' stories and learn more about design and safety. "I never thought I would've ended up where I did," Safety Manager and 2011 Building Futures graduate Jameka White told students, "but I'm glad I had the tools to get here." This was the first opportunity to be out in the field for many of the students, where they witnessed everyday construction activities like welding, piledriving, and ironworking. The trip marked the halfway point for the current Building Futures class. Contact Sylvia Casaro Dietert at [email protected] for more information.
- Chris Bangert-Drowns; photo by Natalie Colonna