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mentoring young women in construction

Many young girls are unaware that a career in construction can be extremely fun and financially rewarding.  MyWIC is designed to give girls real hands-on experience to gain better knowledge of the industry, and experience the exhilaration of successfully performing tasks that promote leadership and team-building skills, as well as build self-confidence, self-esteem, and boost their overall self image.  MyWIC  is a free, six-day camp available to girls in grades 7th through 12th grade.  The camp is designed to introduce the girls to construction and the numerous career opportunities available to women in a construction related field.  We partner with several of the local trade unions in the Philadelphia area to make this experience possible for young women in Pennsylvania.  The Philadelphia Chapter hosted it's first camp in 2009 and has continued to gain tremendous support and popularity since then. If you are interested in applying for our 2018 Camp, please complete the application here.

Camp objectives 

      • Introduce young girls to women role models including: tradeswomen,  engineers, architects, project managers, superintendents, lawyers, business owners, and administrative support.
      • Provide a supportive and nurturing environment for girls to explore and develop basic skills in carpentry, electrical, fire sprinkler, painting, taping, glazing, and laboring.
      • Offer girls a gender neutral environment to learn and practice new skills without fear of being teased or isolated.
      • Develops a Safety First attitude and a "We Can Do It" mindset.
      • Introduces girls to apprenticeship programs and scholarship opportunities



Top 5 Reasons to Join US at camp

    1. Make new friends: Meet other young women who share your interest in exploring new career opportunities.
    2. Explore jobs in construction:  Learn about great paying construction careers and ad an important experience to your resume.
    3. Get cool swag: We provide awesome tools, cloths, boots and food. 
    4. Make stuff: Get hand-on experience with a variety of tools and building equipment.
    5. Make a difference in your life: You will have an amazing time learning, and becoming part of a community of builders and makers.





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Checks can be made out to NAWIC Philadelphia, PA 145 and mailed to:

Mary Gaffney, NAWIC Treasurer

c/o GEM Mechanical Services, Inc.

5101 Birney Highway

Ashton, PA 19014 


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