HOYA Foundation Hosts 2018 Career Days for Girls

HOYA Foundation Hosts 2018 Career Days for Girls

The HOYA Foundation is proud to present the 2018 Career Days for Girls. The program has two options for girls to attend: June 25 through June 29 or July 16 through 20. The cost is free to qualified girls. For more information visit www.constructiongirl.org or email Keller Hayes at keller@hoyafoundation.org.

About the 2018 Career Days for Girls: For one week, participants will travel to five different companies to learn the myriad careers that lie within transportation and construction. The young women will come to each location at 9:00am and stay until 3:00pm. The host will provide lunch. This is part of the HOYA?Foundation's nationwide effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction. This year's host companies are: Adolfson & Peterson, CDOT, Denver International Airport, Fiore & Sons, Gilmore Construction, Iron Horse Architects, Martin Marietta, P&H Equipment, RTD, and Wagner Equipment.

"I would recommend Career Days for Girls to anyone. It was a great experience to see how many jobs are out there." Sarai Aragon, Participant in Career Days for Girls 2017

"I really didn't know what I wanted to do. And, this just helped me open up to what was possible. Definitely do it - even if your mom makes you!" Isabella Villano, Participant in Career Days for Girls 2017

"You get the doubters - you can't do this because you are a girl. I tell them - watch me. I actually started as a laborer. I pushed a broom and worked my way up." DEN Inspector, Sonya Negri

"One of last year's graduates got to have Shadowing Days at RTD, Iron Horse Architects, Denver International Airport, P&H Equipment and Gilmore Construction. She also got one-on-one assistance with scholarship applications through Land Acquisitions. All of this was a direct result of her participation in Career Days for Girls. Career Days for Girls changes lives." Keller Hayes, from the HOYA Foundation

To qualify for the free program, candidates must be female between the ages of 13 and 20. All candidates will need their own transportation to the host companies and parental consent is required for all girls under 18. Visit www.constructiongirl.org for the online application. Application deadline is May 25, 2018.

About Transportation & Construction Girl: The HOYA Foundation started Transportation and Construction Girl because they saw a need. Currently, only 8% of the construction work force is women. That means there are huge opportunities for young women.

About the HOYA Foundation: HOYA is the Hopi word for a dance that means "ready to fly off next." The HOYA Foundation has been providing services for minority and women owned business for more than 20 years. Their mission is to provide technical assistance and training to small and medium sized businesses that want to build capacity and sustainability.

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