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Washington Post Highlights Need for More Women in the Trades, Features Consigli Support of Camp NAWIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)’s annual summer camp for middle- and high-school aged girls in DC, and Consigli’s partnership and support for the weeklong program aimed at encouraging more girls to consider careers in the trades, was featured in the Washington Post.

As the construction industry continues to face workforce challenges, opportunities like Camp NAWIC support Consigli’s efforts to help develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Naomi Doddington, Historic Preservationist in Consigli’s DC office and NAWIC member, volunteered at this year’s camp and was featured in the Washington Post column.

She shared why industry representation enables young girls to see themselves in working in the skilled trades and inspires them to pursue a rewarding career in construction.

“It’s all about getting to girls when they’re little. Like 8, 9 years old, putting the idea in their heads that this can be for them…by the time they’re seniors in high school, it might be too late.”

Read the full column, The future (of construction) is female. It starts at builder camp., here.