It is a standing lesson to Christian souls that the amount and endurance of their work depends far more upon the character which they have previously formed than on the years of labour that they put into life.
The General Foreman from McCarthy showed Dominic how to use the hammer, and then Dominic was able to hammer nails into the board.
The representative from the Roofing Contractors Association showed Dominic how to use the nail gun, then helped him nail shingles to a 4-foot tall doghouse they were building onsite. As a souvenir, Dominic received official roofer’s safety gloves and safety glasses.
Dominic learned to measure, bend, tie, and cut wire with the Ironworkers Union. This was his favorite booth.
Dominic learned to bend conduit from one of our main competitors, Kearney Electric. Kearney has been a strong supporter of AZ Construction Career Days for many years, and I have gotten to know their team quite well through this event and the other philanthropies we partner on throughout the year. Dominic was able to keep his conduit as a walking stick.
I am very proud to say that our booth is one of the most popular year after year. One of my Safety Managers attaches two wires to a small battery and then shocks the students to teach them about electricity. Dominic loved it, and he was even able to shock me.
At Haydon’s booth, Dominic was able to smooth out concrete. Haydon is a commercial-industrial-heavy civil general contractor.
Dominic made “concrete cookies” at general contractor Turner’s booth. The cookies were edible, made from oatmeal, sugar, and hot fudge.
Laying pavers with one of the many member organizations of Pool Corp to attend this year’s event.
Laying pool tile with one of the many member organizations of Pool Corp to attend this event. This was the first year for residential pool contractors, and the first year in a long time for the Home Builders Association.
Testing water for various chemical levels with Pool Corp – Dominic loves science, so this was one of his favorites.
My son, Dominic is six years old. When he was in preschool, I was working for DP Electric: a commercial electrical contractor. I had an unexpected babysitter cancellation and my boss allowed Dominic to come to work with me. 279 more words