KUSD Students Visit Riley for Building Trade Careers Summer Camp

Carpentry Station

On Monday July 18th, more than 20 Kenosha Unified School District students visited Riley’s Kenosha office to participate in the KUSD Building Trade Careers Summer Camp. The camp’s purpose is to teach students in 7-9th grades about careers in construction and architecture. Students gained hands-on experience learning construction trades at several stations set up in our shop including masonry, concrete, carpentry, and drywall. There was also a station showcasing tools used in the trades. Students got the opportunity to tour 3D renderings of buildings using virtual reality and augmented reality helmets. They also watched presentations and learned about the various career paths within the construction industry including working in the trades, project management, accounting, and more.

On Thursday July 21st, the students toured one of our jobsites, the Pritzker Military Archives project in Kenosha, on the final day of the 4 day camp. Donned in hardhats and safety vests, the students got to experience firsthand what it’s like working on an actual jobsite and watched concrete being poured.

Riley is proud to give back to our community by introducing young people to possible future careers and also potentially growing our worker base at the same time! Thanks to KUSD, Pieper Electric, Inc. – Kenosha Branch, Martin Petersen Company, Inc., Riley Construction Employees, and volunteers for creating this unique possibility in our community!

Read more about the Building Trade Careers Summer Camp here: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/kenosha-students-take-part-in-unique-summer-camp-to-learn-skilled-trade-fields