O&G Kicks off 3rd Annual PlattBuilds Program at Meriden High School

The 2015-2016 PlattBuilds Class at Platt High School in Meriden, CT
October 29, 2015

O&G, in partnership with the Orville H. Platt High School Career Center, kicked off the 3rd annual PlattBuilds program in September.  Twenty-two members of the Platt student body are participating in the nine-month long experiential learning program in which they earn high school credits while learning hands-on about careers in construction-based occupations.

As a part of the program, students get a behind the scenes look into the construction of their school, while engaging in interactive lectures from the project management team, design team and trade contractors as the project moves through phases of construction.  According to Platt High School College & Career Coordinator Abby Marcantonio, “PlattBuilds is an amazing experience for our students to not only explore construction related careers, but to make a real connection between classroom theory and hands on work. Our partnership with O&G Industries and the opportunity to meet with industry leaders educates students on realistic goals towards a career path after graduation.”

“As one of the state’s top school construction contractors, we believe strongly in making a positive impact and giving back to the communities in which we work” stated O&G Project Superintendent and PlattBuild’s co-contributor Steve Baranello.  “Our hope is that by exposing students to opportunities in the construction industry, we will see these students working on one of our project sites in a few years.“ 

The 2015-2016 PlattBuilds program is led by O&G Project Manager Dave Cravanzola, Project Superintendent Steve Baranello and Project Engineer Evan Nelson in collaboration with Platt HS College & Career Coordinator Abby Marcantonio.