Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation Northern Virginia District is working to help the transportation workforce of tomorrow. Its 15th annual Transportation Career Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas.
About 100 engineering firms, organizations, agencies and contractors from all over the Commonwealth will be on hand. Some 1,300 high school students will have the chance to network and learn about careers in civil engineering, architecture, technology, construction, environmental, administration and other transportation-related fields.
New this year is a High School Business Plan Competition. Students will create a business or product and pitch it to a panel of judges at the Career Fair, with monetary prizes to be awarded. View competition guidelines here.
Many hands-on opportunities await students, including building a bridge, trying equipment, and a demonstration on how concrete is made. There will also be giveaways and scholarship and internship opportunities.
For more information, visit virginiadot.org/novacareerfair.