This Year’s NextEd Career GPS: A Success!

Monday, September 30th, 2013 in Featured, News

Cal Expo was buzzing Wednesday (9/25) and Thursday (9/26) with Sacramento region high school and middle school students at NextEd’s Career GPS. The annual event attracts over 7,000 students for the purpose of visiting with local employers for direction on career navigation upon graduation. Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. was one of over 125 exhibitors engaging students with insight into their company. Roebbelen challenged students with a hands-on construction project – building a truss from architectural plans provided by Architechnica Students Keegan Arnold & Logan Suriven, from River Valley High School in Yuba City Unified School District, were the first team to take on the “timed” project and completed it in 3:42. Kevin Watson, Project Manager for Roebbelen, was impressed with the speed and accuracy in which the students performed. Within the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, the Vista del Lago High School team of Brandon Kane, Andrew Gao and Andrew Sickenger held the record of 1:47 until Thursday when Roseville Union High School District’s Woodcreek High School Seniors Rylan Tallman and Austin Moncada shaved the time down to 1:28! Solo Master Builder title was held by Daniel Tripp, a Senior from Rio Americana High School in San Juan Unified School District, with a tight time of 2:10 – he rocked it!

Daniel Tripp

Check out this Fun Clip of the Vista del Lago team working together to construct the truss:

Because of the enthusiastic effort of so many students we felt it necessary to acknowledge all participants with their times. CONGRATULATIONS to all of the students and teachers for a job well done!

Chico State University – Sean Brummer & Clayton Hertz – 1:39
Camino Union School District – Matthew Ericson, Joe Carlisle, Christian Reeves – 1:53
Yuba City High School – Madison Mead & Kaylee Rigsby – 4:23
Shenandoah High School ( El Dorado Union High School District) – Chris Dias & Zack Gaul – 2:03
Woodcreek High School (Roseville Union High School District) – Austin Moncada – 2:53
Rio Americana High School – Rhys Rygg – 2:35
Rio Americana High School – Daniel Tripp & Chris Flores – 2:59
Harper Jr. High School (Davis Joint Union School District) – Reed Hessel, Chris Simpson, Jack Painter – 7:19
Harper Jr. High School – Celeste Jacobs, Michelle Zhou, Anna Ericksen – 6:26
Harper Jr. High School – Elijah Alba & Daniel Castro – 4:50
Yuba City High School (Yuba City Unified School District) – Madison Mead, Kaylee Rigsby – 4:23
River City High School-(Washington Unified School District)- Gideon Adrus & Yuba City High School – Gregory Hill – 8:06
East Side Charter School 8th Graders (Twin Rivers Unified School District) – Michael Tat & Jahir Mendez – 6:35
East Side Charter School 8th Graderss – Kyrah Lee & Achante Broadnax – 5:30
Granite Oaks Middle School (Rocklin Unified School District) – Tim Vukasin – 5:29
Highland High School (Twin Rivers Unified School District) – 5:00
East Side Charter School 8th Graders – Michael Tat – 5:00
Frontier Charter School (Twin Rivers Unified School District) – AJ Howard, Dan Shepherd, Jared Maeyer – 6:10
Rio Americana High School (San Juan Unified School District) – Samir Habibeh – 6:51
Casa Robles High School (San Juan Unified School District) – Nolan Aguilar and Justin Schultz – 7:36
SMUD Linemen Levi Schoennauer & Darin Floyd – 1:18 (They are professionals…and their time reflected that!)