Girls interested in learning more about careers in construction got practical, hands-on experience while attending the fifth annual “Girls Can” Construction Camp, held June 10-14 at the Shelby County School of Technology. The camp gave the girls the opportunity to learn and complete projects in non-traditional female careers. It was led by journey-level tradeswomen team-teaching with certified instructors from the Shelby County School of Technology.
The Girls Can Camp was sponsored by Alabama Power and other local and national companies in partnership with Shelby County School of Technology. About 15 girls, in grades 8-10, from schools throughout Shelby County attended.
The students were presented each day with challenging hands-on projects while learning about different careers for women in the construction field. Students learned carpentry, welding, computer aided drafting and design/interior design, and electrical while attending the week-long camp. Parents, local dignitaries, and school administrators viewed the camper’s projects following a catered lunch by Brasfield & Gorrie on Friday, June 14.