As a favor to friend and co-worker Eric Cavalieri, Sundt Field Superintendent Brent Lewis was recently a big hit talking with fifth- and sixth-graders at Salk Elementary School’s Career Day. Eric’s girlfriend works at the school in Mesa, Arizona.
Brent talked with the students about his background and potential careers in the field. He also shared photos, videos and models from his projects.
Some of the questions the children asked included whether there was work for girls in construction, what schooling or training is required for various careers, does construction pay well, what are challenges Brent faces, why he chose to work in construction and what he wish he knew when he started his career.
“Overall, it was a lot of fun,” Brent said. “The kids asked a lot of questions.”
Brent offered the students a little incentive to hold their attention. He kept it by being interesting and informative.
“It helped that I threw candy to kids who could guess the type of project or event I was showing,” Brent said. “I had a couple of kids from each class approach me after to ask follow-up questions and express further interest.”