ComEd’s CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy hosted a virtual Engineering Overview session on March 15th presented by HBK Division Lead Dan Rest. He discussed engineering and problem solving, how utilities engineering is used every day, and shared visuals of HBK engineers, surveyors, and locators at work.
HBK has been a proud participant of CONSTRUCT since its inception in 2013. CONSTRUCT is a nine-week job training program that increases the number of diverse, skilled candidates for entry-level employment opportunities in construction and engineering in Chicagoland and parts of northern Illinois.
Since 2013, nearly 600 students have completed the program with 70% of them securing employment shortly after graduation – many of them women, African Americans and Latinos who historically have faced barriers to entering construction and related fields.