Neenah, Wisconsin — On Friday, June 23, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Miron Construction Co., Inc. will welcome 40 female students from local classrooms to its Neenah headquarters for the second annual Build Like a Girl event. The day-long program aims to showcase opportunities for women in the construction industry and combat both the severe lack of women in the field and the skills gap affecting the industry as a whole.
The free event is open to seventh to 10th grade girls interested in learning about careers in construction. Participants’ full-day of activities will include a panel discussion with women in the field, a tour of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center jobsite and discussions surrounding topics such as typical wages in the industry, apprenticeship opportunities and safety.
The program will also encompass Miron tradespeople walking participants through multiple stations at a temporary jobsite — masonry, where they’ll construct a brick wall; carpentry, where they’ll learn how to frame a stud wall; and equipment operation, where they’ll experience what it’s like to operate heavy machinery such as a crane.
Last year’s inaugural Build Like a Girl event hosted 29 participants and included stations in masonry, concrete and carpentry, structural steel erection, and heavy machinery operation. To learn more, visit http://www.miron-construction.
Photos of the 2016 Build Like a Girl event included.
A student works at the masonry station at the 2016 Build Like a Girl event.
Girls build a wall with the help of Miron laborers at the 2016 Build Like a Girl event.
A student works with the construction simulator.
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About Miron Construction Co., Inc.: Miron Construction Co., Inc is one of the nation’s premier construction firms and is recognized as an industry leader. While Miron puts more work in place in the state of Wisconsin than any other contractor (based on Midwest revenues) according to ENR Midwest’s 2016 “Top Contractors” list, it also provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build, industrial, and general construction services nationwide. The forward-thinking, fast-growing private company is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with regional offices in Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) as 104thamong the “Top 400 Contractors in the United States” (based on 2015 revenue of $689 million), Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. For more information, please visit www.miron-construction.com.