On Thursday, April 22, our Director of Operations, Bill Ogden, led Page Elementary fifth-graders through the Thornapple-Kellogg High School Construction site. The intent? To inform the students about what’s going on in their neighborhood and about all of the hard work that goes into building such a complex addition.
- Throughout each of the tours, Bill guided three groups of up-and-coming fifth graders into the school they’re so anxiously waiting to attend in a few years. The tours began in the new media center, swiftly guided the students through the new “main street,” and ended with a look at the large choir and band rooms. Of particular interest to the tourists was the massive, 800 seat dust-filled auditorium.
- “You may think that the construction industry is full of guys,” Ogden told the attentive listeners, “but we have lots of females that work for our company too,” he finished, as he pointed to our Marketing Coordinator who accompanied him on the field trips. Thus, all of the students, boys and girls, took quite an interest in the field of construction and had lots of probing questions. We gave the students a hands-on presentation that we hope will lead them to our exciting industry when they’re ready to enter the workforce!