Nuts, Bolts, and Day Camp!

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It wasn’t too long ago that JoeWelder.com did a post on Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs, the FMA organization designed to encourage young people to explore careers in manufacturing.  And now, we are seeing Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs in action!  They are conducting manufacturing day camps for girls in conjunction with Talahassee Community College.  If you had wanted to join in the fun, sadly, they ended last month.  But there’s always next year!

TCC DAY CAMPS INTRODUCES NEW CAREER OPTIONS FOR GIRLS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – TCC’s Center for Workforce Development and Workforce Plus will hold a camp entitled Girls Empowered in Manufacturing (GEM), June 15-18. The camp will be held on TCC’s main campus and attended by 25 girls pre-selected from Gadsden County Schools, ages 16-18, from Gadsden County. Funding for the camp comes through a grant from the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners and the Foundation of Fabricators and Manufacture’s Association, International – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs initiative. Additional support for the camp is provided by the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 592. GEM will introduce young women to welding and metal fabrication with the goal of encouraging them to consider a career in welding or metal fabricating.

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