Construction Discovery Shadow Program

Field · Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Department Field
Employment Type Unpaid Shadow Program
Minimum Experience Entry-level

BX Civil & Construction is a heavy highway construction company providing services in concrete paving, guardrail, structure repair, erosion control and other various areas. As a leader in our industry, we work with state-of-the-art equipment and technology and are always looking to develop the workforce of our future.


BX Civil & Construction developed the Construction Discovery Shadow Program to expose young people to the heavy highway construction field.


What is the Construction Discovery Shadow Program?


• 20-hour time commitment:
         o On-site observatory experience at jobsites within the area
         o Small, manageable sessions with plenty of time for questions
         o Flexible scheduling based on student availability
         o All personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided for the student


• Shadow and talk with professionals in the industry regarding:
         o Project management
         o Field technology
         o Field supervision
         o Equipment operation


• A free program for High School Students
         o Limited space is available so apply early


Who is this program for?
• High school students who are:
         o Grades 10-12
         o Interested in starting their career in construction upon graduating high school.
         o Interested in attend a trade school or community college focusing on Construction Management, Heavy Equipment Operator, or Diesel Mechanics.
         o Interested in pursuing post-secondary education at a 4-year college majoring in civil engineering or construction management.
         o Interested in options for summer work between post-secondary class schedules.


Program Requirements:
• Interested students must complete the application process and attend an informational meeting with their parents prior to beginning the program.
• Program waiver signed by parent and student prior to beginning the program.
• Student must be able to get to and from the BX Project Office in Dell Rapids on their own for scheduled sessions. 
• Understand this is strictly an observatory program and students will not be allowed to participate in the work being done.

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  • Location
    Dell Rapids, South Dakota
  • Department
    Field
  • Employment Type
    Unpaid Shadow Program
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level