Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) on Wednesday hosted 15 school-aged girls at its White Marsh Training Center. The girls are part of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) camp which provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls to explore the construction industry.
The campers met successful female BGE field workers and had the opportunity for hands-on learning. Campers fused pipes to make hula hoops, learned utility pole climbing, and viewed electric and gas safety demonstrations during the day-long camp in White Marsh.
The young women had an exciting opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a gender-neutral environment. The camp aims at developing greater self-confidence and more self-esteem by tackling and completing challenging projects. Campers learned the importance of working safely around electricity and natural gas while wearing construction industry attire – long pants, t-shirts, boots and hardhats.
“BGE is committed to diversity and inclusion and this camp introduces young ladies to women role models who have achieved success in our company,” said Denise Galambos, vice president of human resources for BGE. “We want these girls to leave this camp understanding that many women are contributing to the growth and success of the construction industry and there are future career opportunities available to them at BGE and throughout the construction industry.”
BGE is dedicated to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry and expanding the pool of potential BGE employees.