Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Students Embark on Educational Field Experience for Careers in Construction Day

The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) con­struc­tion clus­ter joined the Philly Metro Division of Lennar, one of the nation’s lead­ing home­builders, for a day of career explo­ration, career path­way dis­cus­sions, and skill build­ing on a recent field expe­ri­ence. This edu­ca­tion­al out­ing pro­vid­ed stu­dents with a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to gain real-world insights into the con­struc­tion indus­try, fos­ter­ing their pas­sion for con­struc­tion and inspir­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of builders.

The MBIT’s Construction Cluster is ded­i­cat­ed to prepar­ing stu­dents for suc­cess­ful careers in the con­struc­tion field. Aligning per­fect­ly with MBIT’s mis­sion, the field trip to Lennar’s Philly Metro Division offered stu­dents a first­hand look at the con­struc­tion process and exposed them to the lat­est indus­try inno­va­tions and practices.

During the field trip, stu­dents had the chance to:

  • Tour Lennar’s con­struc­tion sites: Students were guid­ed through active con­struc­tion sites, which pro­vid­ed an immer­sive expe­ri­ence of var­i­ous stages of the con­struc­tion process, from site prepa­ra­tion to fin­ish­ing touches.
  • Engage with indus­try pro­fes­sion­als: Experts and pro­fes­sion­als were present to answer ques­tions, share expe­ri­ences, and pro­vide valu­able career advice to aspir­ing con­struc­tion professionals.
  • Gain Practical Knowledge: By observ­ing con­struc­tion equip­ment, tech­niques, and safe­ty pro­to­cols in action, stu­dents will gain prac­ti­cal knowl­edge that com­ple­ments their class­room learning.

This field trip was a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for our stu­dents to bridge the gap between the­o­ry, prac­tice, and real-world con­nec­tion” said MBIT Building Trades Occupations Instructor Mike Skyes. “We are grate­ful to Lennar Homes for open­ing their doors to our stu­dents and help­ing us inspire the con­struc­tion lead­ers of tomorrow.”

Lennar is one of the nation’s lead­ing home­builders, known for its com­mit­ment to excel­lence, inno­va­tion, and integri­ty. Lennar’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with the MBIT Construction Cluster demon­strates the company’s ded­i­ca­tion to nur­tur­ing tal­ent with­in the industry.

We are thrilled to have a com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ship with Lennar.  As we look to pre­pare tomorrow’s work­force at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, we rely on our busi­ness and indus­try part­ners to pro­vide real-world learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for our stu­dents. Partnerships like these are a great way to devel­op a sus­tain­able tal­ent pipeline for years to come.” Middle Bucks Administrative Director, Dr. Mark Covelle.

Careers in Construction Month con­tin­ues to raise aware­ness about the impor­tance of the con­struc­tion sec­tor and its impact on our dai­ly lives, this field trip exem­pli­fies the edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able to stu­dents inter­est­ed in con­struc­tion careers.