In addition to regular classroom feedback and interaction, students were asked to complete individual, anonymous Surveys regarding the Summer Infrastructure Careers Program.Their responses are highlighted below.

  • 100% learned more about infrastructure careers after participating in this program.
  • 100%have a more positive opinion about infrastructure careers after completing this program.
  • 100% think program participation was a good investment of time.
  • 93.3% would recommend this program to other high school students.
  • 20% were thinking about an infrastructure career before participating in this program.
  • 80% are considering an infrastructure career after this program experience.
  • 86.6% would recommend this program be offered during the regular school year.
  • After graduating from High School (check all that apply):
  •  73.3% of the students plan toattend college
  • 33.3% plan to attend a technical training/apprenticeship program
  • 20% plan to work (non-military)
  • 20% plan to join the military

“My Beloved Community Project”

  • 100% have a more positive opinion about pursuing an infrastructure career, after completing the “My Beloved Community” Project.
  • 100% learned more about the connection between INFRASTRUCTURE and its importance to people, communities, society after completing the “My Beloved Community Project”.
  • 100% learned more about the importance and value of civic/community participation after completing the “My Beloved Community” Project.
  • What did you personally learn that you really didn’t think about or understand as well before you participated in the “My Beloved Community Project”?
  • “I learned how important infrastructure is to my community.”
  • “I personally learned that infrastructure is everywhere.  Like I didn’t know there were so many careers within infrastructure. I really didn’t know much about metro and buses before this program.”
  • “I personally learned that everything in the world is connected to infrastructure in some way.”
  • “Something that I learned is that we can reuse the water that we use for the bathrooms.”
  • “I learned that my community is important to everyone, and that my community is all that I have, and I need to take care of it.”
  • “I learned that when you litter, it goes to places that cause all kinds of dirty work and other bad things.  So, I think that I can start by trying to help out my community and others by doing better and helping others do the same thing.”
  • “I learned that every little thing matters and that we all need to do better to make good changes happen.”
  • “I personally learned in this program about so many different jobs that I never knew about.”
  • “While participating in this course, I learned so much about what it really takes to run a community.  I never really thought about having a career in infrastructure until we explored the different places, collectively it opened my eyes to so many issues in the/my local community.”
  •  “I learned communications skills to help me be prepared for my future.”
  • “I learned more about the political side of infrastructure which I had no clue really existed.”
  • “The water is very very important, and it has more to it than just working on water by itself.  Also, I never thought about how almost all of the jobs are connected in some way, and all of them are very helpful to the community.”
  • “I learned a lot more about how infrastructure interacts with nature – just like it does with the communities.  I never thought about how it all works together.”
  • “How many jobs and careers are in these fields – never knew.”