Mentoring A Girl In Construction
MAGIC* Summer Camp is a free, one-week, day camp designed to introduce high school girls to exciting careers in construction. MAGIC* Summer Camp offers high school girls the opportunity to learn about the countless avenues of employment available to women in the construction industry and to engage these young women via hands-on training in basic construction skills. This opportunity to gain marketable skills and to experience the exhilaration of successfully performing difficult tasks builds self-confidence and boosts self-image.
The core purpose of The National Association of Women in Construction is to ” Enhance the success of women in construction industry”. MAGIC* Summer Camp embodies this core purpose in the following ways:
MAGIC* Summer Camp
- provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls to explore and develop basic skills in the area of carpentry, electrical, and other various trade skills.
- offers high school girls a gender neutral environment to learn and practice new skills without fear of being teased or isolated.
- develops greater self confidence and better self-esteem for girls who tackle challenging projects and successfully complete them.
- develops a safety first attitude and ‘we can do it’ mindset via the safety and history of women in construction seminars on the opening day of camp.
- introduces high school girls to women role models who have achieved success in all areas of construction. From tradeswomen to engineers, architects to accountants, project superintendents/supervisors and business owners to clerical support, the girls learn there is room in the construction industry for their dreams too.
- introduces college and apprentice bound students to valuable NAWIC Founders Scholarship Fund (NFSF) and tradeswomen scholarship information.
- generates a large and varied press response for the local NAWIC Chapter offering this summer camp, and for individual members involved in the program.
- promotes membership in NAWIC. Guest instructors and speakers see the value of being a NAWIC member via their involvement in MAGIC. Girls that later pursue careers in construction become our future members.
- demonstrates NAWIC’s commitment to increasing the number of women choosing careers in the construction industry.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
To learn more about MAGIC Camps, please visit their web site at: http://www.mentoringagirlinconstruction.com