Turning The Construction Site Into A Classroom

Turning The Construction Site Into A Classroom

One school in Mississippi is offering a hands-on approach to a new generation of construction professionals.

The classroom looked like a construction site, and the instructors were experienced equipment operators. Forty career and technology students from George County High School spent Friday morning learning lessons like crane capacity and the proper way to hook-up a load.

"It's always good to have it underneath your belt, so if you ever want to work out there and do this kind of stuff, it's not a bad job at all," said George County High senior Juan Davis.

It was the first time Glenn Crane and Rigging hosted the mentoring program for students. Employees shared their knowledge and skills, hoping to spark the students' interest in jobs as crane operators and riggers.