On June 10, 17 ConnectZ Girl Scouts had the opportunity to attend Pizza and Painters, an event organized by the staff at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades building in Little Canada. Girls were given the opportunity to explore the incredible facility where union instructors train apprentices in painting, drywalling, glazing, and glass working.
These girls participated in four stations, finishing their own piece of drywall, practicing window glazing, painting color wheels, and operating a spray paint simulator. They were given the chance to see how this work is done on a large scale and imagine what a day working in the trades might look like.
The event concluded with a panel of women who shared their experiences joining and working in the trades. Girl Scouts left the event with handfuls of their work and new knowledge of future possibilities.