Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with ABC Carolinas, presents a building competition for students and career-ready youth in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.
What it is
The 2019 Build A Shed event includes a one-day building competition of an 8’ x 11’ garden-type shed. Teams will consist of regional high school students with an interest in construction careers and summer jobs. Additionally, this year, we welcome four Eckerd Connects career-ready youth teams. After the competition, these young adults will be prepared to be matched with employers for summer internships through the WIOA Youth Work Experience program.
Teams will complete the shed using the same blueprint while being mentored by volunteer construction industry professionals in safety, quality, planning, scheduling, and communication. All participants will complete the OSHA 10 Certification and receive direct skills training prior to the competition from experts in the field.
Why it Matters
Through this building competition for local students and career-ready youth, we are providing the opportunity for them to work directly with construction professionals and learn about the fast-paced and lucrative construction industry. Participants have the opportunity to connect with leaders that are looking for skilled talent. Construction has numerous entry points, both with and without a college degree, and those who want to learn new skills can find, not a job, but a career within this field.
Completed sheds will be auctioned off to the community. Bids will be accepted through the Bidr app until the end of the competition to be held May 3rd, 2019. All proceeds will support future Chamber led talent and workforce development efforts.
- Berkeley High School
- Burke High School
- Charleston County School of the Arts
- Cross High School
- Eckerd Connects
- R.B. Stall High School
- Wando High School
For Media Inquiries, contact Ken Brady at 843.805.3070
For Sponsorship Information, contact Shea Sinclair at 843.805.3080