PWC Partners Host PWCS CTE Career Day

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Provided by Prince William County Development Services

Photos by Rebecca Barnes

On May 23rd, students from Gar-Field High School and the PWCS Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program participated in a Career Day, hosted by County partners – Development Services, the Fire Marshal’s Office, Public Works – Neighborhood Services, Prince William Service Authority and the Prince William Department of Health – that was part of the month-long Building Safety Month public awareness campaign.

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help students, residents, families, business owners, employees, and visitors understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures and why it is so important.

The students spent the morning visiting fourteen exhibit displays that represented Building Code Enforcement, the Fire Marshal’s Office, the Department of Health, Building Inspections, Building Plan Intake & Permits, Building Plan Review, Neighborhood Services, the Library, Prince William Service Authority, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Virginia Building Code Officials Association, and the Virginia Plumbing & Mechanical Inspectors Association.

“We are committed to providing ‘Safety for All’ by recognizing that our growth and strength depend on the safety and essential role our homes, buildings, and infrastructure play both in everyday life and when disasters strike,” said Wade A. Hugh, Director, Department of Development Services.

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chair at-Large Ann Wheeler, Supervisor Victor Angry, Supervisor Andrea Bailey, Supervisor Margaret Franklin, PWC School Board Member Jennifer Wall, PWC School Board Member Lillie Jessie, Acting CXO Elijah Johnson, and executive branch staff participated in the event and received a presentation on the PWCS CTE Program, a special feature video highlighting three County Officials (Building OfficialFire Official, and Building Maintenance Official), and more.

The Career Day concluded with annual association memberships and building code regulation manuals provided as raffle prize drawings for a few lucky students!

“We are grateful for the partnerships with PWCS, the Library, the Prince William Service Authority, and the entire Prince William County Community Development Services team of dedicated professionals who volunteered their time to this worthwhile educational outreach opportunity,” added Hugh. “We look forward to future opportunities to work together to share the importance of Building Safety!”

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