drew nearly 350 students from 22 high schools. The September 28 event will be held at the Seven Feathers Convention Center. Expo partners are the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, the Phoenix School of Roseburg and ODOT. SOTCE Highlights • Booth exhibits will provide valuable information. Exhibitors include construction, manufacturing, utilities, state agencies and trade apprenticeship programs. • Hands-on activities will provide students exposure to job-related skills and functions in a controlled environment, such as finishing concrete, setting tile, rebar-tying, and climbing power poles. • Heavy equipment exhibits will include opportunities for students,
under the guidance of a trained operator, to run the equipment as well as operators available to explain their job and the industry. • Utilities exhibits will cover a variety of equipment necessary to implement daily maintenance, new construction, or emergency response that most utility companies experience. Students will climb utility poles, experience utility truck bucket use, and learn the day-to-day operation of a utility company’s equipment operators.
May 19, 2017