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New Workshop Series Empowers Women+ in Construction Technology Program.

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– College of the Redwoods recently held a workshop series called “Creating Spaces: DIY Workshops for Women+”
– The workshop, called “Tools of the Trades,” focused on teaching women about tools used in DIY and home remodeling projects
– Participants learned about measuring and marking, as well as basic hand tools and power tools like drills and circular saws
– The workshop was a success, with support from the community and enthusiastic instructors and students
– College of the Redwoods plans to host more workshops in the future on different topics in construction technology

The College of the Redwoods recently hosted a workshop series called “Creating Spaces: DIY Workshops for Women+.” The first workshop, called “Tools of the Trades,” took place on February 3rd and 4th. Over 20 women from the community participated in the workshop, which focused on teaching participants about different tools used in common DIY and home remodeling projects.

The workshop was led by Amy Scott, Tori Amaral, and Lauren Morgan-Outhisack, all alumni of the CR Construction Technology program. The goal of the workshop was to provide an inclusive and encouraging environment for women from diverse backgrounds to learn about construction technology.

During the two-day course, participants learned about measuring and marking, as well as familiarizing themselves with basic hand tools and essential power tools such as drills, impact drivers, and circular saws. They eventually graduated to using professional table saws and chop saws. The final project of the workshop was to build a ramp to replace an aging one in the doggie playground of the Sequoia Humane Society.

The workshop was made possible by the generous seed funding from the Schmidbauer Family Foundation and the contribution of essential supplies from Pierson’s Building Center. The community’s support, combined with the enthusiasm from both the instructors and the participants, made the event a resounding success.

The “Creating Spaces” workshop series reflects the College of the Redwoods’ commitment to fostering diverse learning opportunities and empowering individuals to explore new horizons in construction technology. The college plans to host another “Tools of the Trades” workshop in March, as well as other workshops on different topics in construction technology in the future.

Overall, the workshop series provides women with the opportunity to learn valuable skills in construction technology and empowers them to pursue careers or hobbies in this field. By creating an inclusive and encouraging environment, the College of the Redwoods is helping to break down barriers and promote gender diversity in traditionally male-dominated industries.

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