About 100 students from the Construction and Engineering-related Career Academies in St. Johns School District attended the Northeast Florida Construction and Career Day held on March 28, 2017 at the Equestrian Center in Jacksonville.  Five other school districts also participated.  Sixty-five businesses set-up interactive programs for the students to learn more about the variety of careers in the field of construction and engineering.  Each group of students rotated through six 15 minute presentations by the businesses.  They all got to drive bulldozers and go up in cranes.  Seniors were able to apply for $1,000 scholarships.  Fifteen scholarships will ultimately be given to students this year.  The organization provided lunch and transportation to the event.  It costs about $75,000 to host this event and takes about 150 volunteers who each dedicate 3 days to put on this event.  This effort is done as there is a great need for future employees in this field.  The students had a great time and learned a lot.