EV Participates in NMU Women in Construction Day
The Northern Michigan University Construction Management program hosted NMU Women in Construction Day on Friday, October 6th at the West Michigan Construction Institute in Grand Rapids. This one-day event is hosted by female professionals in the construction industry – including EV Construction’s Director of Corporate Trades, Rachel Austin.
This exciting hands-on career exploration event offers high school students a unique opportunity to discover and experience options that are traditionally viewed as male-oriented. NMU Women in Construction Day is free of charge, limited to 75 participants, and is open to all genders.
The construction industry has one of the smallest gender wage gaps (91.3%) between women and men, yet women account for only 9.9% of its workforce according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. NMU Women in Construction Day is designed to allow students to interact with females in the industry to learn more about their stories of how they came to this career.
Students were able to complete projects in a safe and well-supervised environment in areas such as graphic technology, woodworking, leadership, trade opportunities, and more. Throughout the day, they learned from and interacted with, dynamic women working in these areas who are volunteering their time.
Learn more about the event and NMU’s program here.