How to Inspire Girls to Become Carpenters and Electricians

A Portland program for girls aged 8-14 aims to inspire interest in trade fields such as construction, plumbing, and electricity with a week-long spring break camp. The camp was founded by an organization called Girls Build in 2016 and has since proven to be a success with over 400 participants and half of those being returnees. Girls Build seeks to rebalance the gender inequity in trade professions as well as source skillsets for an industry that is currently lacking supply of.

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