The Willamette Valley Construction Career Day is an annual event that the Salem NAWIC Chapter has organized and hosted since 2003. During the event, over 600 high school students in the Willamette Valley are given the opportunity to receive hands-on exposure to a myriad of potential career paths in the construction industry. This event is divided into three informational areas:

Heavy Equipment—students are able to operate heavy equipment;

Hands-On Activities—students can participate in various hands-on activities, including framing, carpentry, glass cutting, masonry, and many others; and

Informational—local educational programs and industry associations hand out information about their programs and services to youth that might be interested in the industry.

The purpose of the event is to educate students about the range of career options available in the construction industry. This event not only benefits students, in that they are exposed to alternative career paths that they might not otherwise learn about in the classroom, but this event also benefits the local construction industry, in recruiting a future workforce. Additionally, students get the opportunity to apply mathematical principles and other subjects that they are learning in the classroom. 

The Salem NAWIC Chapter is pleased and honored to continue bringing this event to the community, and is extremely grateful for the gracious support and involvement of the local businesses and associations that make it all possible. We could not do it without them!

The 2019 event will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Jackman-Long Building. 2019 CCD Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please complete the Sponsorship form 2019 and mail in your donation, or you may donate through our Payments page.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, you can complete the Exhibitor Registration Form 2019 or go to our Registration PageThere is no charge for being an exhibitor. 

Are you a student interested in attending Construction Career Day?  Take or send these forms to your school principal or administrator:

School Flyer 2018

High School Registration Form


2014 Construction Career Day in the News! 

Statesman Journal Article – Construction Career Day

To see a video of the event, look at photos, and keep up on Construction Career Day, please visit our Facebook page here. You can also follow the event on Twitter at SalemCCDay.

Statesman Journal article – April 27 2015