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Students learn about the construction industry

Posted: 6:08 AM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 13:11:42Z

More than 2,300 students from 60 different schools are expected to attend the 5th Annual Southern Arizona Construction Career Days this week.

The annual event is happening November 7 and 8 at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Participating students will explore careers in the construction industry with hands-on activities like operating backhoes, mini-excavators, people lifts, and more.

Right now there are a lot of jobs in the construction industry. Nationally, about 200,000 new positions will be available in the next 10 years.