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4th Annual IDOT Career Day
October 7, 2010

The 4th Annual IDOT Career Day was a great success made possible by the hard work and dedication of IDOT staff as well as the partnership of our industry and educational partners.

The weather was perfect, the Exhibitors brought great activities, Happy Hollow was full of heavy equipment and outdoor exhibitors, and the Water Shed Park was both interactive and informative.

We received some wonderful letters from the Grand Middle School Students thanking Secretary Hannig and the IDOT staff for the great time they had during Career Day.

One student writes: “I learned a lot of things doing the various activities, like how when building a bridge triangles are more stable than squares…I learned the importance of working together and having a good team manager.”

Another student writes,
“I loved the 3D images, that was amazing! The helicopter was really cool too. The activities were definitely the most fun, and our guides were SO COOL!”

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers, group guides, exhibitors, partners, students, staff and committee members who planned and participated this year. Special thanks to Deputy Director Lesa Branham for overseeing the planning of the event and to Chief of Operations Ann Schneider and Chief of Staff Marva Boyd for getting the kids excited for the day during the kick-off!

A big thank-you also goes out to the Maintenance Crew, Electrical Crew and Volunteers for their hard work getting everything out to the fairgrounds, setting-up and then getting everything back in order at the end of the day. Everyone worked hard and the result was amazing!

Career Day Photos, courtesy of IDOT Bureau of Aerial Surveys, along with the student ‘thank-you’ letters can be found below. The 2010 video will also be available on the site in the near future.

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge, expertise and time with the students at Career Day!

October 7, 2010 Press Release

Photos From Career Day 2010

Thank You Letters
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Career Day 2009
3rd Annual IDOT Career Day
October 1, 2009

The 3rd Annual IDOT Career Day, Springfield, was held October 1, 2009 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Expo building and Happy Hallow. Approximately 575 middle and high school students from 20 schools attended Career Day this year to learn about the different careers in transportation from over 60 exhibitors. Although, the weather did not give us much of a break, the group guides rose to the challenge and kept their students entertained with a little help from the exhibitors.

Additionally, there were several volunteers who served as group guides, provided exhibits and activities, worked the registration table and lunch are and helped with the set up and clean up. As always, this event would not have been possible without the participation of our industry partners. Thank you to everyone who made the 3rd Annual IDOT Career Day a success!

Photos From Career Day 2009

Thank You Letters

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