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Construction Executive Delivers Professional Advice to CTE Students



February 15, 2019

“We can’t find enough young talent to fill all the jobs we have in the construction field,” Michael Hanrahan, director of employee development at Schimenti Construction, told students at the Tech Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES recently. Whether a student is looking to go to college and become an engineer, architect, or construction superintendent or wants to go directly into a trade and become an electrician, carpenter, or HVAC worker, the jobs are plentiful as are the salaries that go along with them, according to Hanrahan.
 
Students from BOCES’ engineering, architecture, HVAC, electricity, carpentry and urban forestry programs listened as Hanrahan — whose company has offices in New York, Connecticut, and California — spoke of the importance of preparing for careers in the business.
 
“When it is time for you to go on an interview for a job or an internship, it is really important that you are on time, dressed appropriately, and come knowing something about the company,” Hanrahan said. “These are the things that will set you apart from other candidates.”
 
Michael Hanrahan, director of employee development at Schimenti Construction, speaks to Career and Technical Education students on the PNW BOCES campus.