Calling moms/guardians and 6-12th-grade daughters: learn about construction careers Mar. 10!

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Yes we can. Photo courtesy of Central Six AlabamaWorks!

Birmingham is known for having a strong presence of companies in the construction industry. The Power UP: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing event on March 10 educates women about careers in this field and empowers women to pursue them. And yes, power tools are involved! Register now.

Power UP: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing

Safety (eyewear) first. Photo courtesy of Central Six AlabamaWorks!

Do you have a daughter who’s in 6-12th grade? While you may never have thought of a career in construction for her,  you might want to think again. Come learn more about what opportunities are available at Power UP. 

Power UP: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing is an annual event that allows mothers/guardians and their daughters to learn about higher education, talk with contractors, conduct hands-on activities, and participate in a panel discussion led by successful women in the industry. 

This event focuses on creating talent pipelines and promoting workforce equity. Power UP, Inc., a partner of Central Six AlabamaWorks!, is devoted to discovering young talent and removing barriers for women interested in careers in construction.

Power UP: Who Should Attend

Fun with power tools. Photo courtesy of Central Six AlabamaWorks!

The event, now in its fifth year, is open to female sixth through twelfth-graders. Students MUST bring a guardian to this event due to the use of power tools—safety first, y’all.

When & Where

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:30-8:30PM
Where: Alabama Workforce Training Center. 3500 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Register by Friday, February 21

Learn From the Pros

In addition to hands-on activities, girls and their moms can hear from a panel of women in the industry and engage in one-on-one dialogue.

“The Power UP committee is excited to celebrate five years of educating, engaging and encouraging young girls to explore the construction industry. Since inception we have focused on bringing the construction industry, education and communities together in an effort to introduce youth and parents to careers in construction and engineering. We have experienced success through collaborative efforts and partnerships with Central Six AlabamaWorks!, Robins & Morton, the Alabama Workforce Training Center and Associated Builders and Contractors, and Girls Inc of Central Alabama, the National Association of Women in Construction and many more.”

Dr. Mittie D. Cannon, founder/executive director of Power Up, Inc. 


Women make up 47 percent of the workforce but only 10 percent of the construction industry—let’s increase that number! Photo courtesy of Central Six AlabamaWorks!

Registration for the event is open until February 21. Sign up via this link and Power UP!

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