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July 23, 2013
Gwinnett Tech Hosts MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Summer Camp
Twenty-five girls will participate in construction camp July 29 – August 2
WHAT: Hard hats are required at this summer camp! Area high school and college students – all girls – will attend MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Camp from Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 at Gwinnett Technical College. Now in its seventh year, the camp is hosted by the Sugarloaf Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to introduce young women to the opportunities available in the construction industry.
Instructors from Gwinnett Tech, women employed in professional construction jobs and journey-level tradeswomen will to teach safety, carpentry, electrical and welding skills during the free week-long program. Students will be exposed to women from all parts of the industry and participate in a field trip to an active construction site to see how the skills they are studying are implemented in the field.WHO:
- Girls ages 14-20
- National Association of Women in Construction members
- Gwinnett Tech instructors
WHEN: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
WHERE: Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, 30043Schedule:
- Mon., July 29 – OHSA Training, Bldg. 100, Rooms 929
- Tues., July 30 – Carpentry, Bldg. 100, Room 929
- Wed., July 31 – Electrical, Bldg. 100, Room 929
- Thurs., Aug. 1 – Welding, Bldg. 100, Room 826
- Fri., Aug. 2 – Field Trip to North Gwinnett High School,
8:30 a.m., and Closing Ceremony, 1 p.m., Bldg. 100, Room 707
Attending media: Please contact Dana Urrutia, 678-495-3638, firstname.lastname@example.org. Media visitors register at welcome desk in Building 100.
On site contact: Renee Conner, National Executive Director of MAGIC, 770-601-1963 (cell).
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate of applied science degree in residential and commercial construction management, and in air conditioning technology, as well as diploma and/or certificate options in construction, air conditioning technology, carpentry, welding, and in other construction specialties. Call 770-962-7580 or visit www.gwinnetttech.edu for full program information.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.