This year I had the opportunity to plan and participate in the National Association of Women in Construction – Philadelphia’s MAGIC (Mentoring A Girl In Construction) Camp. MAGIC is a six day “free” camp offered to 7th – 12th grade girls throughout the region. This year the girls visited the Sprinkler Fitters, Carpenters, Steamfitters, Cement & Plasterers, and Finishing Trades local union training centers to learn about their respective work. The also did a tour of the active job site at the iconic LOVE park.
It was an enjoyable experience to witness the girls plastering walls, making tool boxes, measuring water pressure, plastering and painting walls, cutting glass, and gluing pipe.
Magic Camp 2016 was another success! The young girls from 7th – 12 grades visited the Steamfitters, Bricklayers, Finishers, Carpenters, and other trades to learn what the construction profession can offer women. GEM Mechanical was a “Framer” Sponsor for this week long event.
Read the article on Philly.com –
Congratulations to Matt, Drew, Mike, and Mary who completed OSHA 30 (Occupational Safety and Health Training) in Construction Safety and Health last December!
Congratulations to Mary Gaffney for receiving the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Award to attend the 2015 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program in New York in early October 2015! “The class brought together 60 women CEO’s from around the country, England, and Ireland together for an intense week of learning, collaborating, networking and growing. It was one of the most fulfilling programs I every attended” stated Mary.
(above photo of Mary and Dr. Len Greenhalgh, Faculty Director Tuck School of Business; below photo of the graduating class)
Thank you and your volunteers for taking time out of your busy schedule to make Mentoring A Girl In Construction (MAGIC) Camp possible. Because of your efforts these young girls had a wonderful week and know much more about the construction industry, future career choices, and most importantly that construction is an option for them. We thank you for your support!
From NAWIC Chapter 145
the MECHANICAL PLANT REPLACEMENT AT SOUTHWARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 1835 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148. Work started in May 2015 and will continue into 2016.
GEM Mechanical has been awarded a project at the West Goshen Sewage Treatment Plant to furnish and install an new methane gas boiler along with all associated gas piping and valves, conduit, wiring, and controls. The project started in April 2015.
Congratulations to Kyle Contino on successfully completing a 30-hour OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Training Course) in Construction Safety and Health – [12/10/2014]