Local girls got a hands-on construction experience thanks to Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Wednesday.
For the fourth year in a row BGE partnered with the National Association of Women in Construction for the camp at the company’s spring gardens facility
The free camp provides a supportive and nurturing environment for middle school and high school girls to explore the construction industry.
On Wednesday, 25 girls got to meet successful female BGE field workers while getting hands-on training in construction trades.
Kamali Rivera, a student at Cockeysville Middle School, says after attending the camp she wants to work in construction.
"I wanted to be an interior designer but now that I came here, I kind of changed my mind,” said Rivera. “I kind of want to just do regular construction like buildings or if not that, I would probably say being a project safety manager."
On Wednesday, the girls fused pipes, detected gas leaks and experienced electric and gas safety scenarios and demonstrations.
In 2018, BGE’s parent company, Exelon, contributed $13.7 million to education-related causes. In addition to the company’s investment in stem programs for young women and girls, Exelon’s HeForShe partnership with the united nations includes a commitment to improving the company’s retention of women by 2020.