Meet + Mentor: An Inside Look at Turner Construction

Join us for an inside look at the Mid-State Medical Office Building construction site!

This month, we’re teaming up with Turner Construction Company (Turner) to give middle school girls across Nashville an inside look at exciting career options in the construction industry.

Now—more than ever—is a great time for girls and young women to consider a career in construction. If you are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the construction industry would be a great fit for you. Much more than just boots-in-the-dirt, hammers, and nails, the construction industry offers a variety of professions and opportunities.

Join us to learn the basics of construction management, tour an active construction site, and interact with talented women builders.

This is a drop-off event but parents must check in and out with their student(s) present. Check in begins at 9:45 a.m. Check out is promptly at 12:00 p.m. Closed-toe shoes and full-length pants are required. Turner will provide safety helmets, glasses, and vests.

Snacks will be provided, and the girls will leave with goodies to remember the experience.

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See you on Saturday, March 11th!


About Meet + Mentor: An Inside Look

Inside Look is a monthly employer-sponsored mentoring event series that connects middle school girls with women professionals and male allies from Nashville’s top companies. With tech talks, panel discussions, hands-on projects and more, the program is designed to grow participants’ interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related fields (STEM+) and help them learn more about careers at Nashville’s top companies, preparing them for college and career.

Inside Look is an extension of our Meet + Mentor program committed to supporting diversity in Nashville’s workforce and the STEM+ industry as a whole through community-building, speed mentoring and skills development activities. Each three-hour experience includes an exclusive employee-guided tour of the host company, its laboratory, plant and/or other facilities, exposes students to a myriad of STEM+ and non-STEM+ careers at the company, introduces what’s new in tech through a hands-on product demonstration or STEM+ activity, and shares sage advice about high school courses, internships and training programs, college scholarships, majors and other pertinent topics related to choosing a career pathway into the industry.

In addition, the host company gets to highlight its social impact in the lives of Nashvillians and the world. This program intentionally elevates women who are natural role models and leaders in the community through partnership with Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Resource Groups and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives already working in our community.

Note: Play Like a Girl no longer offers free-to-register programs and events. Free events, particularly during the COVID-19 era, carry extremely high no-show risks, thereby reducing our impact and risking our relationships with partners and sponsors who invest time, talent and treasure to deliver high-quality programming for our girls.