As part of National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, 27 at-risk trade students from the Phoenix Job Corps Center were given a tour of the new Cardinals Stadium in Glendale on Monday, February 2.
The students, who aspire to work as cement masons, electricians, and facility workers upon graduating the Phoenix Job Corps, discussed the new stadium project with representatives from the Arizona Cardinals, Hunt Construction, and the Tourism and Sports Authority (TSA). The students were treated to lunch while watching a presentation on the development of the stadium.
"We are extremely happy to be out here at the new stadium site," said Paul McCurtain from the Phoenix Job Corps. "Hopefully some of these students will learn a career, learn something new about how this stadium is being built and maybe somewhere down the road they can be a part of this stadium building experience."
The Job Corps is the nation's largest residential career training and employment program for low-income youth, ages 16-24.
The Arizona Cardinals new stadium, scheduled to open in 2006, also is the home of the Fiesta Bowl and the 2008 Super Bowl.