Showing their passion for Carpentry and teaching, four Pewaukee Sisters recently organized a “Kids Build” event for 10 members of the Wisconsin Hills Middle School Girl Scout Troop. Held at the Southeast Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center, the event garnered a feature story in The Daily Reporter, a construction news source for Wisconsin.
And while learning how to use tools of the construction trades was a key focus, journeyman Carpenter Kenya Deering-Moore said attendees took away a lot more. “They learned versatility and problem-solving,” she said, “they also learned how not to be afraid to step outside the box.”
In talking about the importance of introducing girls to the construction trades, Clair Sprenger, a Millwright apprentice, said her grandad, the first of five Millwrights in the family, showed her this was a career option. She adds, “I am happy to be part of an organization that is working towards exposing young women to these occupations and skill sets.”
During the day, the girls were engaged and had fun while building a toolbox. At the end of the day, they walked away with their finished product and a woodworking badge.
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