Power Up: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing!

Power Up: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing! event is coming to the
Great Lakes Bay Region May 18

MIDLAND – The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) and LOGIC (Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction) are bringing Power Up: It’s a mother-daughter thing! to the Great Lakes Bay Region at 5:30 PM on May 18. The event will be held at the Greater Midland Curling Club, 2009 S. Jefferson Ave., Midland.

Power Up’s mission is to EDUCATE young women on careers in the construction industry; ENGAGE girls with women and employers in the construction industry; and, encourage young women to EXPLORE the construction industry through hands-on activities and learn more about the educational resources. Power UP uses innovative solutions to create partnerships at all levels, and works diligently at removing barriers that have prohibited the development of a diversified and strong workforce for the construction industry.

“We are so excited to be bringing the Power Up event to young girls and their moms/guardians.  This will be the first event of its kind in our region. This event will educate and engage young girls and allow them to explore the construction industry through hands-on activities,” said Stephanie Davis, president of GMCA, about bringing the event to Midland.

Female students in grades 6-12, and their parent/guardian will spend the evening participating in hands-on activities, hearing from dynamic speakers and exploring career opportunities in the construction industry.

This event is made possible through a grant from the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and MiSTEM – East Central Michigan Region.

Students must register by April 28, 2022 (to be guaranteed your t-shirt size), and a parent/guardian must attend with the student. Registration will be available after but your t-shirt size will not be guaranteed. Cost is FREE, and girls are asked to write a two to three paragraph essay on one of three topics when they sign up. See website (https://www.poweruploud.org/mdtmichigan) for details, more information and to register for this exciting event.

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization, a nationally certified training program using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum making the training portable nationwide for students completing modules.   The curriculum is recognized by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. GMCA’s Mission is to train and develop a highly skilled, safe workforce and promote construction trades as a career choice.   

LOGIC (Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction) is a peer group for women in construction lead by Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan. LOGIC represents the interests of women within the construction industry and assists with increasing the quality and availability of resources to women that will promote a positive image to other women within and outside of the industry. Its vision is to assist women who are presently in the industry though education, community, and networking, and to provide a channel for women to enter the industry workforce.