For nearly 30 years, Garney Construction has regularly hired college interns and co-op students that work on project sites nation wide and in several offices alongside project management, estimating, and marketing. This summer, they provided an intern experience for Smithville High School student, Sydney Foster, marking the first time Garney has worked with a high school student and had an intern working at their headquarters.

While Sydney has been a lifeguard and worked in retail, this summer she hoped to get some real-life experience in her chosen career path of engineering before entering her Senior year and participating in the Northland CAPS program. With a little help from her father who works at Garney Construction, Sydney was able to make the connections she needed to make that dream come true through an independent summer internship.

Over the summer, Sydney rotated between departmental “Champions” working on various tasks and projects throughout Garney’s headquarters. Part of her experience included developing and executing a community service project for Garney HQ employees. Along with developing instructional materials, Sydney demonstrated and assisted 10 participants in making 5 Tie blankets which were donated to ShelterKC.