Sep 14

Do you believe in MAGIC

Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC) Summer Camp is a free one week, day camp designed to introduce high-school girls to exciting careers in the construction industry.  MAGIC has grown exponentially since it’s first camp in 2007.

Two NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction)  members began discussing the details for MAGIC Camp in 2006, and nine months later the first MAGIC Camp was held at Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville, GA, hosted by the Sugarloaf, Georgia chapter.

Each day campers will go through a series of workshops which could include masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting and office positions such as estimating and project management. Click here for a Video of a MAGIC camp in progress.

NAWIC has been instrumental in spreading the MAGIC Summer Camp program all across the country by hosting these camps.  Already this year, 17 NAWIC chapters have reported hosting camps, but not all the numbers are in yet.  MAGIC is now being recognized all over the country and is becoming one of the most sought-after programs for workforce development.

Skilled tradesmen are needed to volunteer their time, materials and expertise in order to make MAGIC camp a reality.  I urge you to contact you local NAWIC chapter in time for next year’s MAGIC season.

You can also contact Renee Conner, CIT – National Executive Director – MAGIC* Summer Camp  renee@mentoringagirlinconstruction.com

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