Employment news from Career Services

Building Trades Employer Day

Career Services hosted the first annual Building Trades Employer Day on Tuesday, May 13th at the Post Road campus.  The focus of the event was specifically for the Building Construction, Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas, Plumbing/Heating & Gas, Construction Management and Electrical Technologies.

Past graduates and currently enrolled students were able to speak with managers and recruiters about potential full-time and part-time opportunities.  They, along with the instructors, were able to make connections and to learn about companies that they may not have thought about as a job prospect.  There were 16 companies in attendance and most were following up with the students and grads that submitted resumes or filled out an application.  We are already looking forward to planning next year’s event

 

Fred Perrin, Recruiting Manager for Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment Company, met with sixth quarter Automotive students on May 13th  at the Access Road Campus.  Dejana has 6 facilities in the northeast and is currently recruiting for the Smithfield, RI location.    Mr. Perrin, who works out of the New York office, spoke with the upcoming grads about career opportunities at Dejana.

 

Clean Care of New England visited the campus on March 18,  to tour Construction Management Technology.  Clean Care, located in RI, visited the campus to learn about the Construction Management program and how grads could  work in the restoration and remediation field as project managers.

Building Trades Employer Day

Attention Students and Grads!  Plan to attend the first annual Building Trades Employer Day

Tuesday, May 13 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the CT Student Lounge 

  • This is a great chance for you to network with local employers who are interested in meeting students and graduates from our Building Construction, Construction Management, Plumbing/Heating/Gas, Refrigeration/Heating/Gas and Electrical Technology degree programs.
  • Students and graduates who are actively seeking employment opportunities should have resumes ready!  Stop by Career Services soon to review your resume.
  • Early quarter students should be ready to network with employers about future potential opportunities (internship or part-time).
  • Refreshments will be served!

Building Trade Day

Grad given recognition award

Congratulations to New England Tech Alumni, Karrie Kratz from Gilbane Building Co, on being named Project Manager of the year!

The 2013 AGC of CT Industry Recognition Award winners are:

Public Owner of the Year: Thomas Trutter, University of Connecticut Health Center;

Private Owner of the Year: George S. Logan, Aquarion Water Company;

Designer of the Year: Richard T. Connell, S/L/A/M Collaborative;

GC/CM of the Year: Jonathan Miller, C.H. Nickerson & Co., Inc.;

Subcontractor of the Year: Joseph S. Milazzo, S.G. Milazzo & Co.;

Supplier/Service Provider of the Year: Joseph Natarelli, Marcum, LLP;

Construction Supervisor of the Year: Timothy Crandall, The Berlin Steel Construction;

Project Manager of the Year: Karrie Kratz, Gilbane Building Co.;

Educator of the Year: Robert Hickey, van Zelm Engineers;

and Safety Professional of the Year: Adam Peters, KBE Building Corp.

via CONGRATULATIONS TO AGC/CT WINNERS! – Connecticut Construction Industries Association.

GoldieBlox Promotes Women In Male Dominated Fields

Goldibox, a toy company created by Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, is doing more than just producing education toys.

They’re producing a set of toys – and books – that introduce little girls to various male dominated fields, such as engineering and construction, and promote the idea that there should be more than “just the pink aisle” in the toy store.

In addition to their great idea, they’ve also come up with a stellar video that’s gone viral.

New England Tech Graduate Is Paving The Way For Women In Building Technologies

Gilbane building construction management logoNew England Institute of Technology graduate Karrie Kratz is paving the way for the future of women in the construction and building industries – literally.

Kratz, who is now employed at Gilbane Building Co. as a Senior Project Manager began her career with the company as an account clerk while paying her way through business school. However, as her career at Gilbane progressed, she found herself gravitating toward the construction management and engineering fields and ultimately decided to pursue an education at New England Tech.

As part of her responsibilities with Gilbane, Kratz now oversees large-scale construction projects. Her current project is overseeing the construction of the $107.5 million Maloney High School renovation.

To learn more about Kratz’s career path and the current project she’s working on check out the article in My Record Journal here.