On February 5, 2020, Mortenson Construction hosted a group of young women from Girls Taking Action at their headquarters office in Minneapolis for an event focused on construction careers. The goal of the event was to educate the future workforce about the many exciting career paths available in the construction industry. The event featured a variety of booths educating middle-school girls about different career choices including human resources, marketing, accounting, project management, virtual reality, construction field operations, and electrical construction.
The OlympiaTech Electric booth provided an interactive, hands-on experience offering the girls a glimpse into life on the job as a commercial electrical contractor.
Girls Taking Action was created to motivate, mentor, empower, engage, and educate young women. The group works in tandem with local school districts and provides opportunities for middle-school girls to attend field trips to colleges, attend career fairs, enter into mentoring programs, develop leadership skills, participate in service projects, and many other learning and development activities.