In an effort to increase interest and education in construction and the building trades among young women, UVA Facilities Management will host its second annual Girls Day set for Thursday, June 29. This year, we are expanding to allow all University of Virginia employees to get involved by registering girls between the ages of 12-18 to participate in various planned activities to show off our work.
We hope to inspire and excite girls to consider a career in construction by offering behind-the-scenes tours of work sites, hands-on activities with our tradespeople and opportunities to hear from our dynamic FM women and what they love about their careers.
Check-in at John Paul Jones Arena dining room
John Paul Jones Arena dining hall
Hands-on trades activities
John Paul Jones Arena concourse
Participants: Please wear clothes that may get dirty, including long pants and comfortable shoes (closed toes – no heels or sandals) and be prepared to do a lot of walking.
University employees may invite any girl including a daughter, niece, sister, friend’s daughter, etc. Facilities Management and other University employees will serve as chaperones and tour guides. Participants will tour in groups limited up to ten children and two adult chaperones during the morning session. Parents/guardians and Univeristy employees are invited to join the FM Girls Day attendants for lunch and afternoon trades show at John Paul Jones Arena.
Registration has been extended to May 15, 2017.