As part of the cooperative effort to attract students at the NDA’s Demolition sub-major program at Purdue University’s School of Building Construction, the Education Committee of the Association has developed a new program to fund Student Internships with NDA member firms. Students interested in these internships can post their resumes here on the NDA’s website where they will be made available for review by members interested in the program. The NDA has provided $12,000 available to NDA Regular Members to offset the cost of these internships. The goal is to attract more students to our program at Purdue and the Demolition Industry by funding their practical education in the demolition process with NDA members.
Purdue Department of Building Construction Management (BCM)
The NDA has developed a partnership with the Purdue University Department of Building Construction Management (BCM). It prepares students for employment in the demolition industry and has a vested interest in the success of the Demolition area of concentration at Purdue. This area of concentration includes specific coursework applicable to demolition and reconstruction in the areas of estimating, safety & risk management, project planning, specialized techniques & technologies, heavy equipment utilization, project management, codes & regulations, hazardous materials, issues involving historic properties, material reuse & recycling, waste material disposal, and ethics to provide students the necessary skills required for entry-level positions in the demolition and reconstruction industries.
NDA / Purdue Student Summer Internship Program
As part of the BCM educational process, all students are required to verify 800 hours of construction or demolition related employment prior to graduation. It is imperative that the NDA Member Contractors make summer internships available to the Purdue University students participating in the demolition and reconstruction area of concentration. To help in this regard, the NDA is initiating a program to subsidize the expense of hiring a summer intern from Purdue University. The NDA will reimburse up to three member contractors in good standing $10.00 per hour to a maximum of 400 hours per intern hired for the summer of 2011.
Submit Student Resumes to the NDA
Students interested in demolition internship opportunities can post their resumes on the NDA website by using the link above. Interviews can also be arranged directly with the student or at the Purdue campus by contacting Beth Smith, the BCM placement coordinator, at (765) 494-3984 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about BCM placement services (electronic job posting, participation in BCM Career Fairs, and student outreach) can be found at http://www.tech.purdue.edu/bcm/career/index.cfm.
NDA Contractor's Internship Support Grant Application
Selection of the NDA contractor members to receive an internship support grant will be made based on the quality of the internship experience to be provided as demonstrated in the written application. The application should include a detailed plan describing the internship experience to be provided to the participating Purdue student. The internship plan submitted should explain the contractor’s efforts to provide a summer work experience that offers the student intern growth in their education through real-world experiences in as many areas of work and management activity in demolition as possible.
Member Services Purdue Student Resume Listing
NDA Members can review resumes posted by student internship candidates by logging into their Member Services account and clicking the Purdue Internship Program button on the main menu. This page will also list detailed information concerning the Contractor Support Grant process.
Available Resources: (Intern Orientation Checklist) (Supervisor Evaluation Form) (Intern Evaluation Form)
Above links to sample documents are available to assist in planning and implementing a student internship. These documents should be modified to meet the specific needs of your internship plan. The documents can also be obtained as a word document by request from Mark Shaurette email@example.com.