New Girl Scout Patch Aims to Introduce Youngsters To Careers In Construction
Julie Strupp, Construction Dive
The Girl Scouts and the National Association of Homebuilders are teaming up to create a new patch and charm program in an effort to spark girls' early interest in construction and build their self-esteem, according to an NAHB press release.
Women make up only about 3% of the construction laborer workforce, according to the Department of Labor. The worker shortage is an ongoing issue in construction, and contractors are seeking ways to bulk up the pipeline and bring in more women and people of color, who have historically been underrepresented in the industry.