Blais Civil Engineers recently opened its doors to area students. In the same week, students from McCauley High School in Portland and Kaler Elementary School in South Portland stopped by the office to learn about civil engineering.
On March 25th and 26th, two juniors from McCauley High School job shadowed at Blais Civil Engineers. They learned about the basics of stormwater, drafting and plan production, and joined an internal staff meeting as well as a MEREDA Legislative Committee meeting. The two students are in the process of applying to colleges and include engineering among their potential majors. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and hope they keep in touch.
On March 28th, 28 students and two teachers from Kaler Elementary School walked along Broadway in South Portland to learn about businesses in the area. While at Blais Civil Engineers, the students learned about how we use technology to work together, updates on current projects and asked some great questions like, "How long does it take you to make a drawing?" and "What kind of people help you?"
It is important to Blais Civil Engineers to give back to the community and reach out, especially to students, by explaining what we do as engineers. We hope the short time at our office and with our staff planted a few seeds with these students and that they continue to grow more curious about how the world around them works!
We were pleased that so many students stopped by and that there is so much interest in pursuing our profession!