During this year's WIC Week, three of our members were part of a panelist discussion sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis.
Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women in Non-Traditional Roles
Panelist members from NAWIC Chapter 346 included Mary Becker, project coordinator for HiMEC Mechanical; Mary Benike Kisilewski, Vice President/Project Manager for Alvin E Benike; and Jodi Wiemerslage, Project Manager/Estimator for Hunt Electric.
Additional panelist members included - Macey Tesmer, Operations Captain for Adult Detention Center and Nikki Heather, Electrician Apprentice for Nietz Electric.
The synopsis of the discussion was to learn about these women and their non-traditional career choices being in the construction industry.
Additionally for WIC Week we joined with three local Girl Scouts troops with a Project and discussion to earn their Product Design Badge. The girls discussed various products and brainstormed how the designs of these products could be improved. Afterward, each girl assembled and painted a birdhouse kit to keep. At the end of the program, NAWIC provided certificates and Product Design badges to each attendee.
It was amazing to see the girls construct the birdhouses themselves. There were definitely some future carpenters in the group! I hope this is an event we could consider doing next year! Thank you to all our volunteers!