New program teaches students about construction jobs


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — At Cape Fear Community College a new program is introducing students in the Cape Fear region to a career in construction.

The program was at CFCC’s North Campus, allowing students to meet with area employers and CFCC construction faculty.

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More than 20 different construction companies were there explaining their roles including fall protection, hardhat safety and drone surveying and more.

The program is also meant to help bring more attention to construction jobs due to misconceptions about the career path.

“Parent and high school counselors are no longer steering students in the direction of construction trades and so it’s very important that they realize that there are some really good paying jobs and some very secure careers in the construction industry,” Construction Management Technology Program Director Jonathan Begue said.

CFCC said the number of construction related jobs has gone up over the years in the area and a program like this helps showcase students the reality of a career in this field.