National Surveyors Week is all about raising awareness of the surveying profession and an opportunity to introduce students to surveying as a career choice.
Last week, Redniss & Mead had the opportunity to visit two Connecticut high schools. At Emmett O’Brien Technical High School in Ansonia we shared what we do with the juniors and sophomores in Charles Haynes’ Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology classes, and at Westhill High School in Stamford, we participated in their Career Center sponsored “March Career Speaking Tour”.
Principal and Professional Land Surveyor, Jorge Pereira, PLS, not only spoke with the students about how he became a surveyor, but he showed them how surveying and the related mathematical calculations are used in solving everyday life problems. At Emmett O’Brien, Kendall Jones set up a theodolite and had the students experience using the tools of the profession. The students at both schools were very engaged and asked many questions; from, “how much school do you need to be a surveyor?, to “how many hours do you work?” to “how much does a surveyor get paid?”