NAWIC organizes badge workshops to teach Girl Scouts about construction

The National Association for Women in Construction is working to recruit more young women into the construction industry by starting at the grade-school level. NAWIC members organized workshops for Girl Scouts to help them earn their badges and learn more about construction. During their workshop, the NAWIC members taught the girls about different types of tools and materials, showed them how to read

The National Association for Women in Construction is working to recruit more young women into the construction industry by starting at the grade-school level.

NAWIC members organized workshops for Girl Scouts to help them earn their badges and learn more about construction.

During their “Do-It-Yourself” workshop, the NAWIC members taught the girls about different types of tools and materials, showed them how to read blueprints and shared energy-saving and safety tips. They also discussed the different career opportunities and educational options available in construction.

NAWIC also led a “Hard Hatters” workshop for sixth-grade girls and designed the activities to help the Girl Scouts complete their “Architecture and Environmental Design” and “Building a Better Future” project patches. NAWIC also brought in special guests to talk about urban planning, environmental design and landscape architecture.

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