One of the region’s best construction programs shows off what they have to offer to current and future students.
There was a lot more going on in and around the Kansas School of Technology than usual on the campus of Pittsburg State on Wednesday. The reason, the university’s fifth annual School of Construction Expo.
“The goal is to get hands on so the students can get out and experience some of this, that supports what we do in the classroom, it’s just to get the construction community involved,” says James Otter.
Construction program director James Otter says the event keeps getting bigger and bigger.
“So it started with about 10 companies and this year we have about 65 companies both inside and outside, some of the state of the art equipment that our students can actually get involved with. And it’s not just our students, we invite high schools from the area, community colleges and other universities,” says Otter.
Among them was Pittsburg High School senior Dillon Tierney. He thought he knew what he wanted to do, but all these options are making it harder to decide, which he says is a good thing.
“There’s so many fields in construction that I never really looked at till now, I was mostly focused on welding for my future but so far, what I’ve seen I could see myself doing a lot of things here,” says Dillon Tierney.