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Construction Camp for Girls [VIDEO]

Recently twelve junior high and high school aged girls participated in a three-day camp at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia focused on introducing young women to careers in construction.

Magic Camp: Mentoring a Girl in Construction exposed the girls to careers in several skilled trades including carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.  Representatives from heating and air conditioning giant TRANE brought equipment for demonstrations.

WSLS-10 news anchor Dawn Jefferies reported:

“Camp instructor Veronica Spradlin studied building construction at Virginia Tech.  While there, she found guidance through the National Association of Women in Construction.  She says she wants to offer other young girls the same.”

The camp is representative of the growing effort to encourage the next generation of America’s workforce to consider careers in the now highly in-demand skilled trades.

You can see the WSLS story in the 2-minute video below.