Youth Remodeling Career Day

Every fall PRO New England hosts Youth Remodeling Career Day for area high school students. For the past three years, more than 500 students have come from vocational/technical programs from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to experience hands-on learning provided by members.

The PRO New England Youth Remodeling Career Day committee members work in conjunction with our Workforce Development committee to produce this encompassing event. Members volunteer to lead the groups from activity to activity as well as host activity booths.

Signature Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Hard Hat Sponsors
Star Construction
Custom Contracting

In-Kind Sponsors
Dumpster Services – Mark One, Inc.
Moving and Storage – Mastodon Moving
Photography – Veronica Jay Photography

Student Quotes:

“I like all of the hands-on experience and how we got to do most of the stuff that would most likely happen on a job site.”

“The most valuable was learning about the different types of tools because it was focused on the field of work I want.”

Teacher/Chaperone Quotes:

“I liked the fact that the majority of the event was very hands-on for the students. Most events are a ‘view only’ type.”

“There were a lot of hands-on activities with incentives for the students to participate.  The presenters worked very well with the students and were very approachable.”

Held at the Bolton Fairgrounds, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Build walls and stairs
  • Install roof shingles
  • Install windows
  • Sand floors
  • Install toilets
  • Install siding
  • Learn about mold remediation
  • Learn about careers in architecture, design, and construction

PRO New England members offer mock interviews to help students prepare for the job market. There are contests and learning sessions offered throughout the day, along with a box lunch.

Student Quote:

“I liked how they gave us the option of doing mock interviews to help us in the future.”

Sponsors include:

  • Triangle Tube
  • James Hardie Siding & Trim
  • C & R Flooring
  • 2019 Hard Hat Sponsors: Lavallee Systems | Mitsubishi Heating & Cooling
  • 2019 Volunteer Breakfast Sponsor: Mason & Mason Insurance
  • 2019 Lunch Sponsor: Herlihy Insurance
  • 2019 Photography: Jay Groccia, OnSite Studios
  • 2019 Dumpster Services Provided by Mark One, Inc.
  • 2019 Stage Sponsor: Level Up Your Home
  • 2019 Moving and Storage Sponsor: Mastodon Moving

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Sponsor Quotes:

“The opportunity to volunteer and being hands-on with those interested in the trades” -Ryan Wagner, Wagner Development – Hosted interactive building activity focused on installing windows

“I really enjoyed working with the students and seeing how well they all worked together to problem-solve.” -Sterling Bump, Custom Contracting, Inc – Event Volunteer

“Great interaction with the students. Great encouragement by teachers and staff to get students involved in the workstation.” -Ryan Benevides, James Hardie Building Products, Event Sponsor

October 2018 YRCD with Kathy DeMeyer

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