Photo gallery Girls learn skills at “Nick” construction site
On Aug. 10, Miron Construction welcomed seventh- through tenth-grade girls from the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee to “Build Like A Girl,” giving them a chance to take part in construction activities at the site of the Nicholas Recreation Center at UW–Madison. During the visit, the girls learned from mentors working in the trades and gained hands-on experience with carpentry.
As part of a "Build Like a Girl" outreach event, nearly 15 seventh- through tenth-grade-aged girls from the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee visited the construction site for the Nicholas Recreation Center.
A supply of tools awaits participating girls.
Armani-Raven Nichols, right, learns carpentry skills.
Riding in a bucket lift, ironworker Jesse McKnight, at right, surprises Jamiah Jones, 14, with the chance to touch a ceiling beam more than 60 feet above the ground.
The girls learn to build a cement form in preparation for pouring concrete.
Participants spread and smooth the poured concrete.
For a finishing touch, the girls sign their names.
Kassedy Correa, 12, takes control of a crane.
Participants took home water bottles to remember the occasion.