Annual Constructor for a Day Event Strengthens Ties Between Students and Employers

Constructor for a Day

Pictured: YSU students check out a new waste water de-watering press


Robert J. Korenic, Youngstown State University Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, in collaboration with the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) hosted the 28th annual “Constructor for A Day” program.  The event is a proven way to strengthen ties between contractors and students attending YSU who are majoring in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology as well as Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Approximately 20 students met at the A.P. O’Horo Company on Belmont Avenue and then toured local job sites (such as Warren and Mineral Ridge waste water treatment plant additions and more).  The program allows students to see first-hand practical applications of their education.  It also provides students the opportunity to network with area contractors and to see the various areas of the field that are available to work in with a degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology or Civil and Environmental Engineering.

For more information, contact Professor Korenic at