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 Orientation offers a chance for team members to interact and get to know one another, learn about people with disabilities and most importantly participate in construction safety training provided by volunteers from A Concord Carpenter, LLC. and ToolBoxBuzz, to prepare them for the life-changing events ahead. This is going to be a very high energy, fast paced time for team members to dive head first into an experience that will change the way they view themselves and those around them.

Crew Orientation (June 23 – 28, 2017)

 Prior to the team arriving, crew members will undergo additional American Red Cross CPR and first-aid certification, team building, crew systems training, construction safety sessions and equipment preparation for the road.

Crew Travel Information Crew for Build America must report to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) or the Kelley A. Bergstrom Leadership Center of Pi Kappa Phi (2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28273) by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Team Orientation (June 28 – July 2, 2017)

Bringing all the members together for the first time, team orientation is the beginning of an epic summer. With safety first in mind, orientation is broken down into two main components, “classroom style” education followed by hands on experience and skill assessment training. Each team member will gain knowledge and experience of tool usage, work site rules/safety and basic team operations.

Travel Information
Build America Team Members must report to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) by 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

This year’s Build America team will also dive into and explore their top personal strengths through StrengthsQuest© training. This training will allow them to discover how they can individually contribute to the success of the team as well as become familiar with team members' personal traits and characteristics. The team will share in some fun activities together as well as seeing some of the best of what the city of Boston has to offer!