Love This: 4,400 Students from 100 Arizona Schools Attend the 21st Annual Construction Career Days Event

Rosendin, one of the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting companies, sponsored and participated in the 21st annual Arizona Construction Career Days (AZCCD), run by the Association for Construction and Career Development, which was held on November 2 and 3, to expose more young people to the various career opportunities that the construction and contracting industry has to offer.

Throughout the country, skilled tradespersons are in high demand, specifically in the electrical contracting industry. Rosendin welcomed students to their booth where they were able to gain valuable insights into what a career in the electrical field entails. Students were given access to leading-edge BIM demonstrations showing their reality augmentation process, as well as offering hands-on activities including basic electrical wiring, and bending electrical conduit.

“Continued partnership with Rosendin and all the companies that represent Arizona’s diverse construction industry truly help this program thrive. Educating the next generation of construction professionals on potential pathways is at the forefront of Construction Career Days each year,” said Rose Ann Canizales, AZCCD President. “We are thrilled to have such a great turnout at the 21st annual Construction Career Days and look forward to continuing educating students of career opportunities in the construction industry.”

This year, AZCCD welcomed over 4,400 students from 100 schools located in 11 Arizona counties from as far as Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation, and Yuma. Rosendin was one of 78 construction companies participating under the shared goal of introducing Arizona youth to the construction industry.

“Each year, Rosendin is proud to be a part of this event to share our expertise and technology with future industry professionals. Inspiring students through demonstrations and personal conversations allows us to show students the alternative possibilities to college,” said Ben Mlinar, Rosendin Division Manager. “As the construction industry continues to exponentially grow across Arizona, we look towards future generations to continue building the necessary infrastructure in the state.”

Rosendin is well known in Arizona’s construction industry as a reliable partner for projects including the $800 million data center in Mesa, a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Chandler, as well as schools, government buildings, transportation lines, healthcare facilities, and an entertainment facility. To date, Rosendin has a $4B portfolio of work that includes complex mission-critical data center facilities for some of the largest high-tech, social media, and co-location corporations in the country

Rosendin, headquartered in San Jose, is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with revenues averaging $2 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history, and rely on us for our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential by building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming and inclusive. For more information, visit