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In The News | March 9, 2020

Tricks of the trade: High school kids get hands-on construction experience in Hillsboro

Fox 12 Oregon
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – More than two dozen high school students from the Hillsboro School District and the Beaverton School District got a hands-on learning experience on Monday.

The Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO) took students out of the classroom and gave them a closer look at careers in construction. The students spent the day at Rosendin, an electrical company in Hillsboro.

Organizers say the event is aimed at exposing students to new options in skilled trades. It also taught them about the range of jobs in the industry.

“I think I would want to like be in the field and be working with the lights and stuff and making things, so I can like, at the end of the day, look at it and be like, I did that,” Elise Scofield, a junior at Liberty High School, said.

Professionals taught students how to bend pipes, wire electrical units, run computer models, and test virtual reality programs.

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Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Rosendin is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with revenues averaging $2 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history and rely on us for our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential by building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

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