The National Association for Women in Construction is working to recruit more young women into the construction industry by starting at the grade-school level.

NAWIC members organized workshops for Girl Scouts to help them earn their badges and learn more about construction.

During their “Do-It-Yourself” workshop, the NAWIC members taught the girls about different types of tools and materials, showed them how to read blueprints and shared energy-saving and safety tips. They also discussed the different career opportunities and educational options available in construction.

NAWIC also led a “Hard Hatters” workshop for sixth-grade girls and designed the activities to help the Girl Scouts complete their “Architecture and Environmental Design” and “Building a Better Future” project patches. NAWIC also brought in special guests to talk about urban planning, environmental design and landscape architecture.

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