Registration Begins for AEM's 2011 Construction Challenge

Presented by Volvo Construction Equipment, the 2011 Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Construction Challenge gives high-school students from across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to learn about interesting careers in the construction industry, meet potential employers, and gain new skills. The challenge is connected to an industry looking for talented and motivated individuals for a wide range of careers that directly contribute to a high quality of life for all.

The Construction Challenge teaches students about engineering, project management, service technician, sales, marketing, systems, and related jobs. Students, teachers, parents and community leaders will learn more about the relationship between construction, infrastructure, and quality of life and the industry's need for skilled employees to tackle infrastructure problems of crumbling bridges, overcrowded roadways, and aging water and wastewater systems.

The Construction Challenge is a joint effort by AEM and Destination ImagiNation (DI) and its creativity programs.

Up to 50 teams of students will participate in the regional qualifying rallies to secure their spot in the finals of the 2011 Construction Challenge, to be held in March during the CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade exposition in Las Vegas.

The eight regional rallies will be held on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Enid, Okla.; Dallas, Texas; Milwaukee, Wis.; Seattle, Wash.; and Toronto, Ontario.

Teams of five to seven students can register with their adult team manager and find full details at the construction challenge website.