11th Annual BGCBC Generals Construction Career Day

The Generals Construction Career Day (GCCD) took place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club. The Castle Group was the title sponsor and official event host! The 2018 GCCD event was the biggest event yet! Twenty construction companies led hands-on activities with over 230 teen Club Members in attendance. Activities included crane operation, masonry/forming, carpentry, air conditioning steel construction, electrical, and more!

Club Members invested in their Club by helping American Windows and Epsylon Aluminum & Engineering install windows in the patio area that the Club uses as a cafeteria. Young adults also helped Coastal Construction tradespeople renovate the Art Room Bathrooms. Broward County Public Schools led a special presentation about Naviance – the online program that helps teens prepare for life after high school. The program includes career research applications that help Members research different construction careers and trades including job responsibilities and salaries.

We sincerely appreciate all of the construction companies that participated including: 

  • Castle Group (Title Sponsor)
  • Allegiance Crane & Equipment
  • AA Advance Air
  • Steel Fabricators
  • Thermal Concepts
  • Best Roofing
  • Schwebke-Shiskin & Associates
  • Nagelbush Mechanical
  • Advanced Roofing
  • Coastal Masonry
  • M.C. Velar
  • ANF Group
  • Stiles Construction
  • C. Davis Electric
  • Coastal Construction
  • Lotspeich
  • Hotwire Communications,
  • JA&M Developing Corporation
  • G.T. McDonald
  • Broward Sheriff’s Office
  • Stiles Construction
  • Broward County Public Schools

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County got a surprise visit from Sheriff Scott Israel who motivated and encouraged our young people to stay focused on their dreams reminded them they can do anything they set their minds to!  Donnell Bennet, former NFL Champion, and Thomas D. Stephanis Club Alumni visited to discuss the importance of networking and staying motivated to meet goals.

We also thank Jim Robertson, Generals Club Chair, and GCCD Co-Chairs, John Mills, Bob Case & Debi Davis-Case for their hard work in making the GCCD a success!

A special “Thank You” to our Generals Founders: Bob Case, Tom Miller and the late Terry Stiles. Their vision, foresight and commitment has forged a path four our young adults to careers in the trade industry.