Simley Construct Tomorrow

Simley Students Explore Careers in the Trades at Construct Tomorrow
Posted on 01/22/2020
Simley students try troweling cement at Construct Tomorrow event.Simley High School strives to prepare every student for lifelong success, academically, personally, and professionally. The school provides numerous opportunities for immersive career exploration, including a recent field trip to a Construct Tomorrow event. Construct Tomorrow provides hands-on activities and interactions with professionals in licensed, unlicensed, and specialty trades to give students an in-depth understanding of the industry.

Nearly 100 9th- through 12th-grade Simley students attended a Construct Tomorrow event this month to explore their future options. They were able to try different tasks, from setting tiles and hammering nails to wiring circuits and using a virtual welder, to gain an understanding of the opportunities in construction. Students also met with union representatives and current apprentices to explore whether a certain profession fit their own goals and abilities. Students learned about different career paths and apprenticeship opportunities, and they were able to ask questions about each path’s education and skills requirements, daily responsibilities, average salary and benefits, and how to move up the career ladder in the trades.