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Turner Industries Employees Advocate Craft Careers at Houston-Area High School

Turner Industries participated in Anahuac High School’s “Panther Career Day” on Thursday, February 23. The career day gave Turner an opportunity to build face-to-face relationships with students, and give them a better idea of the career opportunities within the industrial contractor industry.

Jill Hill, our Pasadena, Texas fabrication shop human resources manager, and Jim Ligget, a Turner Industries safety manager, spoke at the event on behalf of Turner. Students received advice on starting careers immediately after high school, technical and community college and four year universities. Each student also had an opportunity to ask questions and personally speak with each representative.

“Jim and I had a great opportunity to offer the students advice from professionals about job opportunities in the industrial field, which they do not often receive at the high school level,” Hill said. “Letting them know there are numerous options outside of attending a university, which may not be financially possible for some of them, is important to me and the faculty and staff at Anahuac High School. We want them to know there are other options for future success.”

The career day advocated post-secondary skilled craft training for the students and stressed the importance of academic achievement, career opportunities, community service, and civic responsibility.

Hill also spoke out against drug use, and the importance of refraining from such substances.

“I received many accolades from the teachers for telling the students not to use illegal drugs,” Hill said. “I stressed the importance that not only would Turner Industries not be able to hire them if they test positive for illegal drug use, but other industrial companies would not be able to hire them, either.”