Last month, Valley Corporation, along with our sponsors, welcomed 85 high school students to our facilities in Valley, NE. Our intention was to give the students hands-on experience in the Construction industry.

To say it was a great day would be an understatement! As we looked around, smiles were found on the faces of the kids, and the entire Valley Corp team. We are proud of what we do, and it was an honor to share that with the next generation. It may have been just as much fun for us as it was for them!

A Tour of the Trade

Upon arrival, the students broke up into 6 groups. Each group rotated throughout the yard, getting to experience activities like rebar tying and a concrete pour, underground boring, a manhole and pipe demonstration, a shop and office walkthrough, a skid loader obstacle course, and excavator basketball.

At the end of the day, we had the chance to talk to a few of the students to learn about their experience at The Equipment Rodeo. We felt that our mission had been accomplished when we heard Ethan, a local high school student, say

“I never thought of going into the trades before… I’d be open to it now that I’ve learned more about it.”

Watch the video below to hear more about Ethan’s experience!

Building a Foundation for the Future

As the students drove away at the end of the day, we were left with the reminder of how important and fulfilling it is to give back to our communities, share what we’ve learned, and help in any way we can to guide the upcoming generation.

During lunch, the students had the opportunity to apply for Valley Corporation’s summer internship program. For more information or to apply, click on the link below.

We want to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for their support in making this day happen: United Rentals, Omaha Winwater, American Concrete Products, ASP Enterprises, Highway Signing Inc, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co, Wise Heavy Equipment, Vermeer High Plains, FNIC Group, Road Builders, Contractor Solutions, Core Bank, Westfield.

We also want to thank the entire Valley Corp team

From those who gave up a day of working on the jobsite, to those who stayed back to make sure the jobsites ran smoothly, this wouldn’t have been possible without you. And, a very special thank you goes out to Darren Elliott and Jesse Lanz, who put hours upon hours of extra time to organize every detail of the day. Thank you!


An internship with Valley Corporation will allow for you to explore a career path, develop new skills, network with other construction professionals and earn an income while doing so.

Apply today