The Civil Construction Pathway is an excellent opportunity for students to consider a future career in the construction industry. By equipping students with hands-on experience and carious industry-related skills, they can prepare for their future while still completing their high school education.
What is the Civil Construction Pathway?
The Civil Construction Pathway (CCP) is a student learning program designed to meet the workforce shortage found throughout the construction industry. In Indiana, this program gives students the opportunity to experience the construction industry firsthand as they learn about career opportunities while gaining hands-on experience.
Industry experts come together to help provide meaningful education and opportunities for students so they are ready to start their careers once they graduate. This four-year college prep education program equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin their careers and generate excitement about an industry they otherwise might not have considered.
How does the Civil Construction Pathway work?
Essentially, the CCP works by educating students about various facets of the construction industry. This includes:
- Asphalt Paving
- Concrete Paving
- Construction Inspection
- Erosion Control
- Heavy Equipment Operation
By partnering with various industry professionals, the CCP can give a wide range of experiences to students.
Throughout this four-year program, students will learn about the industry through an in-depth study of coursework, as well as hands-on experience and application of materials.
The first year provides a foundation in industry concepts and will educate students about the industry as well as basic skills such as hand tools and power tools related to the field. Students will learn about the basics of engineering and project completion.
In the second year of the Civil Construction Pathway, there is an emphasis on highway construction. Students receive the opportunity to dive deeper into practical exercises such as ATSSA flagging, crane communication, and more.
Year three is the Civil Construction II course and will provide more technical insight into subjects like stormwater erosion control, bridge construction, and more. There is a large emphasis on partnering with industry experts for practical hands-on experience.
The final year of the Civil Construction Pathway brings practical experience and coursework together by providing paid apprenticeships. By working closely with industry partners, students don’t just gain experience but typically find themselves starting their careers with those they apprentice with. In many ways, year four of the CCP is what kickstarts a student’s career as a professional of the industry.
How to Get Involved in the Civil Construction Pathway
The Civil Construction Pathway program is an excellent option for students to consider. There are many opportunities to get involved across the state of Indiana. For both students who want to get involved and schools who want to bring this program to your area, you can contact work in roads.
Grab a hold of your future today and get involved in the Civil Construction Pathway!
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