Is the future of construction female?

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 by Community

With the cost of a college education only going up, the unemployment rate at record lows and not enough skilled laborers to fill open positions, the construction industry is working overtime to recruit the next generation of tradesmen and women.

That recruitment is increasingly starting earlier and earlier, and with an added emphasis on showcasing the profession to young girls who in the past might never have considered a career in construction. Coming up on Friday, Aug. 10, Miron Construction will host Build Like a Girl at 8215 Greenway Blvd., Suite 100, in Middleton from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will allow a full class of seventh to 10th grade girls to learn the tricks of the construction trade. This is the third year for the Build Like a Girl event and the first year the program will come to the Madison area. Read more …

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