A graduation requirement for each PELA class is the completion of a Capstone project, presented at the Annual Meeting each November in Hershey.
The inaugural Class of 2021, or PELA 1 as we've come to refer to them, recognized the need for workforce development in the aggregates, concrete and cement industries and the related business partners that support those industries. Their Capstone project was a video explaining the various jobs available in the industries, how current employees feel about working in the industry, etc. And, the group lobbied PACA's Board of Directors to form a Workforce Development Community to continue the work of PELA 1.
PELA 2, or the Class of 2022, continued this theme by recognizing the need to better market the industry and its products, as well as jobs that are available. Check out their DREAM SEQUENCE video created, written and produced by the members of PELA 2.
PELA 2 also recognized that a target social platform for the younger generation is TikTok. In response, PACA now has a TikTok page - https://www.tiktok.com/@paca_7.... paca_717 is the name of the page. The group created three TikTok videos which are now posted to this page.
Members of PELA 2 designed an industry recruitment poster that is now available - FREE OF CHARGE - to PACA members to use at career fairs, school presentations, open houses, etc. The prospects are limitless! The poster can be customized with your company's QR code, etc. Learn more by using the link below.
Last, but not least, the group asked for a place to house the hard work that both PELA 1 and PELA 2 put into their Capstone projects presentations.
Videos developed by both classes are posted on this page, as well as, a graphic of the poster.
When talking with employment prospects or your future workforce, point them to this page to learn more about the endless opportunities in the construction materials industry.
Visit this exciting new webpage at https://www.pacaweb.org/indust....
Congratulations to both classes on a JOB WELL DONE!