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Home Depot and Girl Scouts workshop introduces young women to construction

The Home Depot Foundation and Female Scouts of Bigger Atlanta hosted a workshop above the Easter weekend to introduce ladies to design and experienced trades.

The pilot method saw the Woman Scouts developing an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant picnic table.

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Atlanta Group ToolBank director CJ Clark led the project.

“This partnership is specially close to my coronary heart, not only because it’s introducing younger gals to carpentry and the chance of a qualified trades vocation like my individual, but due to the fact it requires two nonprofit corporations that have been impactful to my profession,” Clark claimed in a news release.

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The scouts appreciated a probability to function with their hands.

“My moms and dads Do it yourself almost everything, so I by now have that enthusiasm myself, and I’d adore to be able to perform on my potential house,” claimed Amelia, 18, from Gwinnett County.

According to the Residence Depot’s release, only about 11% of design employees are girls.

“It’s essential for ladies to see they can do the exact tasks guys can do and are just as strong as them,” explained Hannah, 14. from Fayetteville.

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The Dwelling Depot Foundation’s proficient trades instruction program, Path to Professional, released in 2018 with a $50 million dedication to train the subsequent generation of expert tradespeople.

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