Last week five DC Students Construction Trades Foundation partner companies came to IDEA to meet with ACAD Builds interns and ACAD alumni, along with current ACAD scholars. The construction firms described the variety of entry-level jobs at their companies and opportunities for advancement. IDEA scholars were interested in career options, summer employment, and internships.
"It was fantastic to see the company representatives interact with our young people as they inquired about available positions and using skills taught at ACAD," said ACAD Director Shelly Karriem. "The company representatives made our young people feel comfortable, knowing that this was the first job fair experience for most of them."