Girl Scouts to Get Hands-On Experience with Building Trades

On Saturday, October 19, starting at 8:00 a.m., Girl Scouts in the 7th grade or higher will have the opportunity to don a hard hat and get hands-on experience with work in the building and construction trades. It’s part of an effort to encourage women to join the trades, a field which they are underrepresented.

Workshops available for all registered Girl Scouts include surveying with heavy equipment, electrical work, metalwork, carpentry, painting, plumbing, welding, and woodworking. Various Connecticut building trades union professionals will lead these workshops and provide opportunities to explore these various trades.

This event is a joint venture between the Girl Scouts and Building Pathways Connecticut, which is an apprenticeship readiness program designed to promote women, veterans, and minorities in the building and construction trades.

The press is invited to attend. Interviews may be set up with instructors, participating Girl Scouts, and Amy Blackwood, Executive Director of the United Labor Agency which runs the Building Pathway CT program.

What: Girl Scouts (and other area girls) to get hands on experience with diverse array of building and construction trades

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Workshops run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 777, 450 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450

Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Connecticut Building Trades Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
Connecticut State Building & Construction Trades Council
Building Pathways Connecticut
United Labor Agency

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