Career and Technical Education Center

Engineering Student Job Shadows with Garver

Jan 11, 2017

Maddie Cameron, a student within the Frisco ISD Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, began job shadowing at Garver in October 2016 on a quest to learn more about the civil engineering field. During her time shadowing, she was immersed in multiple fields of civil engineering that Garver has to offer including water and wastewater, transportation, and aviation. Her primary focus has been following Garver’s Aviation team. She has taken part in internal project design development meetings, construction progress meetings, and site visits to Love Field to see Garver’s construction projects that have been occurring near active runways.

The information and tools she received through PLTW have helped her develop a critical thinking mindsight to solve problems and given her a level of proficiency in AutoCAD that is above and beyond what most college students learn. As a result of her successful job shadowing Garver offered Maddie an official intern position where she is contributing to the Aviation team with construction drawing development in AutoCAD for projects across the
State of Texas.