This virtual event will open your eyes to the possibilities in construction careers, featuring:
- Interactive Quizzes
- Surprise giveaways
- A Day In the Life: Real People, Real Careers
- LIVE panelists
Not only will you have the chance to hear from people working in the industry, but we will also explore how you can “drive the first nail” into your career path and get started in construction. Discover what it means to start a career in a skilled craft, learn how you can leverage the current resources available to you, and start constructing your path to success!
February 25, 2021
Online ZOOM Meeting
Rich up in Tucson and is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona. He has 25 years of experience in residential homebuilding and the last decade as CEO of Erickson Companies, and most recently CEO of Synergos Companies (both large scale trade contracting companies). Working in both the builder and trade community provides Rich a unique view into the opportunities and challenges in the industry today. What he loves the most about the construction industry, and more specifically the skilled craft community is that they are the engine that runs this ginormous business. With that responsibility comes the opportunity to be entrepreneurial by improving our offerings to both to our customers as well as to our employees. Rich is focused on how his company can be more creative, employ technology better, be more attractive to a new generation of skilled craft professionals.
Second Year Apprentice Electrician @Corbins Electric
Laura Varela entered the electrical field right after graduating high school in 2015. Her journey in the field started and continues at Corbins Electric. Throughout her apprenticeship, she has explored different avenues within the electrical trade. What’s made her experience so great has been the opportunity to work along aside a team. A group of amazing individuals who have served as mentors and guides helping her to achieve her short-term goal of becoming a Journeyman Electrician.
Senior Vice President @McCarthy Building Companies
Antonya Williams serves as the Sr Vice President of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies. Her passion for the industry started in high school where she operated equipment and installed finishes for her dad’s construction company. Today, Antonya oversees the Business Development and Marketing teams in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver and McCarthy’s national Water and Renewable Energy groups. Antonya guides a large, multi-state team on win strategies and delivering solutions for diverse and complex construction projects. One of Antonya’s greatest joys is being a mom and stepmom to her three amazing daughters. She continues her passion for mentoring by serving as an Industry Advisory board member for New Pathways for Youth and Co-Chair for the Phoenix affiliate of the ACE Mentoring Program. Her notable accomplishments include being named one of Engineering News Record’s National Top 20 under 40 in 2017 and one of AZ Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona.
Project Manager/Visual Design Coordinator at Concord General Contracting
Eric is a graduate from Arizona State University with a Design Management degree. I went to college with aspirations of being an architect and got a job with a local firm right after graduation. While working at the architectural firm, I was doing Construction Administration, and spent a lot of my time out in field. As I learned more about construction and furthered my career, I ended up making the change from the design side to the construction side. I am now a Project Manager/Visual Design Coordinator with Concord General Contracting, and I am loving every minute of it.