For media information, contact:
Dana Urrutia, 678-495-3638
June 18, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Hosts MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Summer Camp
Twenty-four girls will participate in construction camp June 21 - 25
Hard hats are required at this summer camp! Area high school and college students – all girls – will attend MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Camp from Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25 at Gwinnett Technical College. Now in its fourth year, the camp is hosted by the Sugarloaf Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to introduce young women to the opportunities available in the construction industry.
Instructors from Gwinnett Tech, women employed in professional construction jobs and journey-level tradeswomen will to teach safety, carpentry, electrical and welding skills during the free week-long program. Students will be exposed to women from all parts of the industry and participate in a field trip to an active construction site to see how the skills they are studying are implemented in the field.
- Girls ages 14-20
- National Association of Women in Construction members
- Gwinnett Tech instructors
- 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25
- Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, 30043
- Mon., June 21 – Women in Construction Panel
9 a.m., Bldg. 100, Rooms 707 and 929
- Tues., June 22– Carpentry
Bldg. 100, Room 929
- Wed., June 23 – Electrical
Bldg. 100, Room 929
- Thurs., June 24 – Welding and Cutting
Bldg. 100, Room 826
- Fri., June 25 – Field Trip, 8:30 a.m., and Closing Ceremony
Noon Bldg. 100, Room 707
Attending media: Please contact Dana Urrutia, 678-495-4648, for campus access details. Media visitors register at welcome desk in Building 100.
On site contact: Renee Conner, National Executive Director of MAGIC, 770-601-1963 (cell).
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate of applied science degree in both residential and commercial construction management, and diploma and/or certificate options in air conditioning technology, carpentry, welding and joining technology, machine tool technology and in other construction specialties. Call 770-962-7580 or visit www.gwinnetttech.edu for full program information.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.