Cleveland, Ohio — Oatey’s Women’s Resource Network (WRN) volunteered and sponsored a recent camp that encourages women to explore a career in construction.
The Let’s Build Camp for Girls, located in Northeast Ohio, is a program designed for middle and high-school-aged girls to attend a free week-long camp to explore the construction trades, architecture, engineering, and construction manufacturing through hands-on experiences and field trips.
According to Oatey, the WRN helps foster the professional, personal, and leadership development of women in all career levels at Oatey.
On “plumbing day” at camp, 13 WRN members attended and taught campers how to install Oatey’s Quadtro washing machine outlet box and other plumbing products that Oatey donated to the program.
In addition, WRN volunteers gave each camper a copy of the book “The House That She Built,” which guides and empowers readers on careers in the world of construction.
Created in 2016, the camp provides participants with practical and hands-on experiences. While in the program, campers will be divided into mock “construction companies” and will work to assemble complete wall mock-ups, teaching essential skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, siding, painting, masonry, and finishes.
In addition, campers learn soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, leadership, and confidence to complement the technical training.