Empowering Future Leaders: Thackray Crane’s Role in the Mentoring Young Women in Construction (MyWIC) Camp

In a powerful step towards shaping the future of women in construction, Thackray Crane is proud to host the Mentoring Young Women in Construction (MyWIC) Camp at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall on Caroline Road, right here in Philadelphia. This unique and inspiring camp, designed for girls aged 12 to 17 from the Philadelphia region, is entirely free and aims to open doors to a traditionally male-dominated field. The MyWIC Camp is the brainchild of the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation and the NAWIC Philadelphia Chapter, both dedicated to promoting and supporting women in the construction industry.

For more details on the fantastic work NAWIC Philadelphia is doing, visit their websites at NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation and MyWIC.

Thackray Crane’s Commitment to Education and Inspiration

Leading the charge for Thackray Crane is Safety Director Mark W. Thackray, who, alongside our experienced and skilled staff, will provide invaluable insights into the crane industry. Our team is excited to educate these young women about the various types of cranes and their specific uses across different job sites. The camp will feature live crane demonstrations, giving participants a hands-on feel for the machinery, as well as interactive activities that include group breakout sessions and engaging trivia.

One of the highlights of the camp will be the rigging and signalman training sessions. These sessions are designed to provide practical, real-world skills that are essential in the crane industry. By the end of the camp, participants will have a solid foundation in these critical areas, setting them on a path towards potential future careers in construction and crane operation.

Celebrating a Legacy of Innovation

Anna Thackray, a pioneering woman in the crane industry, has left an indelible mark on Thackray Crane. Her trailblazing efforts have paved the way for women in the field, breaking barriers and setting new standards for excellence and inclusion. Anna’s legacy is one of perseverance, innovation, and empowerment, and it is in her honor that we are committed to inspiring the next generation.

By exposing them to the myriad opportunities within construction and showcasing the achievements of women like Anna, we hope to demonstrate that there are no limits to what they can achieve.

A Future of Possibilities

The Mentoring Young Women in Construction Camp is more than just an educational experience; it is a beacon of possibility. By participating in this camp, young women will gain confidence, skills, and a sense of community that will support them as they explore careers in construction. Thackray Crane is thrilled to be a part of this transformative journey, fostering a new wave of empowered women ready to take on the challenges and rewards of the construction industry.

Join us in supporting and celebrating the future leaders of construction. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive industry where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

For more information about the camp and how to get involved, please visit NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation and MyWIC. Let’s make a difference, one crane at a time!

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