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.