As more people visit or relocate to the State of Florida, the need for qualified construction workers grows. Everything from roadways to homes and shopping centers are necessary to support the increasing population. The construction of each requires skilled workers, yet the numbers of those entering the field is dwindling.
In order to increase the number workers in the construction industry, transportation industry officials began an educational outreach program for high school students in 1999. The program is called Construction Career Days. The program is designed to introduce school students to the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the construction industry in a hands-on environment.
AE Engineering manages the hands- on Lab Mechanically Stabilized Earthwork (MSE), Wall Construction and provides the chocolate for the Chocolate Asphalt (mix design) Hands-on Lab for this annual event.