HOUSTON – Construction Career Collaborative (C3), is excited to announce WECan, a construction camp for girls, offered in conjunction with National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Houston Chapter, and Aldine ISD.
The event will host more than 1,000 girls in grades 6-12 on Oct. 17, 2019 at the M.O Campbell Event Center (1865 Aldine Bender Rd, Houston, TX 77032). Students will have an opportunity to use construction tools, learn safety techniques, participate in construction activities as well as hear from local women in the industry at all levels. Former Aldine ISD alumna and City of Houston councilwoman Amanda Edwards will also join the students for a day of exciting learning experiences at the one-of-a-kind event.
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 17
- Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m. (grades 9-12); 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (middle school)
- Location: M.O. Campbell Event Center, 1865 Aldine Bender Road, Houston, TX, 77032
“Our company competes against all industries to attract the best and brightest to our field,” Angela Robbins, Associate Director of C3 said. “We want young women to know that construction is a viable option with career paths that begin right out of high school, trade school, junior colleges and universities.”
TDIndustries and Hoar Construction are underwriting the event. Both companies have a long history of encouraging diversity in the field.
C3 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaboration of owners, contractors, specialty contractors, industry associations and the design professions with the mission of developing a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction for the Houston region.
NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.
About Aldine ISD
Aldine Independent School District is among the top 10 largest school districts in Texas, with more than 66,000 students. The district is home to 82 schools and covers 115 square miles in North Houston. Aldine ISD believes that every Aldine student deserves a high-quality education. These goals will ensure we provide a rigorous and enriching educational experience that prepares every student for success in college, career, and life. For more information about Aldine ISD, please visit our website at aldineisd.org.
About Hoar Construction
Hoar Construction, established in 1940, has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides professional services in general construction, construction management, and design/build, serving clients in retail, multifamily, commercial, higher education, healthcare, industrial, hospitality, entertainment, and government markets. Hoar currently has projects in 11 states. For more information about Hoar Construction, please visit our web site or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or YouTube.
TDIndustries is committed to growing all its Partners and offering the best facilities, service, and mechanical construction support to its customers. TD’s Houston branch took this a step further in 2018, creating a new onboarding program specifically for women. With women composing more than 20 percent of its board, TD earned Women on Boards 2020’s “winning” designation. A Fortune magazine “Best Company to Work For” Legend, TDIndustries provides opportunities for both women and men in the full life-cycle of a building: engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance. To find out more, visit www.tdindustries.com.