AEM LAUNCHES tional experience and to introduce
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them to careers as engineers, equip-
“CONSTRUCTION ment technicians and manufacturing
Even before the renewed focus 9-12 World of Asphalt Show
Teens are introduced to career
on rebuilding infrastructure, the con- & Conference, Orlando, FL.
opportunities in transportation Visit www.worldofasphalt.com.
struction industry was concerned
Unemployment is worse than it’s about meeting the demand for trained
been in years, but in the not-too-dis- workers as a large portion of its cur- SEPTEMBER 2009
tant future, construction companies rent workforce enters retirement. 13-16 APWA Show, Columbus
could be seeking well-trained and With the federal stimulus plan Convention Center, Columbus,
motivated workers to fill the millions designed to add even more jobs, OH. Visit www.apwa.net.
of jobs related to the manufacture the industry hopes to encourage
and use of construction and other off- young people to pursue jobs in OCTOBER 2009
road equipment. construction. 19-21 ARRA Semi-Annual
High school students across the For more information about the Meeting, Hilton Niagara Fall,
country now have an opportunity to Construction Challenge visit www. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
learn about these careers through the constructionchallenge.org. For more Visit www.arra.org.
Association of Equipment Manufac- information on the regional qualify-
turers’ (AEM) Construction Challenge ing competition locations and con-
teen competition. tacts, click on the site’s Regional Rally
The AEM Construction Challenge, button at top of home page and then AI is the oldest asphalt associa-
a creative problem solving program Rally Sites. tion in the world. Founded in 1919, it
in its second year, is introducing has served as the center of excellence
students across the country to the
skills they could be using on the job
AI CELEBRATES 90TH for asphalt supplier issues. AI also