On Monday, April 22nd AGC MA member F.W. Madigan hosted a Women in Career Construction Presentation at Girls, Inc., Worcester, an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The mission of "The Girls Inc. Experience" is to equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Their research- based programs offers hands-on, minds-on experiences and meets the needs of today's girls to provide age-appropriate information and knowledge, empowering girls to make decisions to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and develop life skills to prepare for adulthood.
Guest speakers Lisa Frisbie, Director of Marketing & Communications, AGC MA, Susan Stukas, Assistant Field Superintendent, The Richmond Group, Ronelle LeBlance, E.I.T., Project manager - Testing Services, Thielsch Engineering, Inc., Christina Colman, Field Technician - Testing Services, Thielsch Engineering, Inc., Kim Hokanson, Business Representative, Charlotte Ejiet, 2B Apprentice Carpenter, Brittney Richards, 1A Apprentice Carpenter, New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) and Kelly Urella, President/Owner, 10 Hats Construction shared insights and advice with the twenty-five 10th graders in attendance on the wide array of opportunities the construction industry offers, the skills and education required and what a typical day may entail in their respected roles.
Thank you to Sheila Papetti, Office Manager, Diane Hayward, Contract Administrator and Joann George, Administrative Assistant of F.W. Madigan for their coordinating efforts with the Girls Inc. staff Brenda Nikas-Hayes , Director, and Yaa Poku , Associate Director, Eureka! STEM & Leadership Program.
For more information on Girls Inc. please visit: www.girlsincworcester.org