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Mortenson Construction Center

The Construction Center completes multiple projects throughout the day to benefit JA BizTown - building items for JA BizTown, designing and constructing a model of a new building using construction process and design, and investigating alternative energy options.



You may enjoy working here if you like:

  • Building projects
  • Numbers
  • Energy conservation
  • Project management
  • Attention to detail

Explore real life careers at Mortenson

The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
209 Entrepreneurship Lane
JA BizTown, MN 55104

  • Obtains bank loan
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs paychecks
  • Meets with other businesses to purchase insurance, renewable energy, and health insurance
  • Helps other employees with their work, and stands in for them on their breaks
  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Creates and prints paychecks
  • Signs paychecks if CEO is not available
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Monitors money coming into the business
  • Deposits money from sales to Bank
  • Leads a Safety Meeting with the construction team
  • Communicates all building steps
  • Inspects project sites to monitor progress and safety
  • Makes sure all building projects run smoothly
  • Sends invoices for completed building projects
  • Assists with construction projects
  • Build projects as efficiently as possible without getting injured
  • Set up a safe job site
  • Follow building instructions to create quality building projects
  • Build a Wind Turbine
  • Learn why a wind turbine is a good source of renewable energy
  • Wire a city model to run on renewable energy

Students in Action