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Event Gives Students Look at Careers in Construction, Other Skilled Trades

Posted October 10, 2023, 11:50 AM. Updated October 12, 2023, 10:28 AM.

Register now for Nov. 14 Trades Day activities to be held at Expo New Mexico.

Where industry meets the classroom.

That’s how organizers of this year’s Trades Day are describing the event they have planned from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Expo New Mexico Lujan Building.

Trades Day introduces students to industry career opportunities in construction, design, sub-contracting, heavy equipment, engineering, and other skilled trades. The event is sponsored by the local carpenter's union and the carpentry industry education foundation.

Partners from the trades, industry, training, and post-secondary programs, and others will take part in the event. Many will bring hands-on activities for students to explore the industry, teaching them skills such as hammering, cement mixing, roofing, and welding.

“This unique opportunity showcases the rewarding and exciting nature of this career pathway,” organizers say.

For more information contact Brittany Albaugh at (214) 241-1090 or by email,

Schools, youth groups, and individual students are invited to register for a two-hour block starting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Time slots available are: 9 - 11 a.m., 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Upon arrival, students will go through a safety tailgate talk before entering the exhibition halls. Student lunches are not included.

For more information, visit the Trades Day webpage.