Rhodes State College News

February 28, 2018
Rhodes State Concrete Technology Students Attend World of Concrete Event 2018

Rhodes State Concrete Technology students recently attended the World of Concrete 2018 at the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center. Faculty and students visited exhibits, enjoyed hands-on activities and talked with industry professionals who were part of this annual event. They also visited area landmarks, such as the Hoover Dam, during their trip. Concrete Technology majors have the ability to attend the trade show on behalf of the college. The trip was partially funded through the student enrichment portion of the Roger P. Jones Concrete Technology Scholarship Fund. 

World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. WOC features indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers, showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class education program, World of Concrete now boasts more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 58,000 registered industry professionals in more than 745,000 net square feet of exhibit space. 

According to Erik Robey, Chair/Assistant Professor of the Rhodes State Concrete Technology program, "This trip provides our students the opportunity of a lifetime by exposing them to excellence within the concrete industry. Beyond the hands-on activities and technical training, students meet and network with global companies that will soon be offering them amazing job opportunities all across our nation. The reality is that some of our students had never been on an airplane before this trip. During my 18 years at the College, I have witnessed countless connections created at this event which have resulted in our students landing the job of their dreams."

For more about the Rhodes State Concrete Technology program, including scholarship information and career options, please visit www.RhodesState.edu/Concrete.

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