School Spotlight: Garden City Elementary Observes Construction Inclusion Week
Garden City Elementary School in Brooklyn Center hosted Mortenson Construction to talk to third graders about their industry.
“The idea being that we got to plant seeds early in the minds of young people and their parents about careers in construction,” said Dan Johnson from Mortenson. “Maybe [we can] blow away that stigma that it’s a white-male dominated industry.”
Construction inclusion week is an effort to make the industry more inclusive, so Mortenson Construction taught students about trades.
The message resonated with some Garden City Elementary students.
“I feel proud of myself and will probably encourage other people that you can be anything you want to be when you grow up,” said Teneke Kamara, a third grader. “I want to be an engineer when I grow up and building stuff is going to be really important to me.”
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