Boys and Girls Club of Broward County: The Generals Club
Published On: Coastal Cares
Each year, Coastal, other industry leaders and subcontractors come together for a Construction Career Day hosted by the Generals Club, an arm of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County (BGCBC), led by leaders in the Construction Industry. The goal is to give the children, who rely on the BGCBC career goals while providing the building industry with skilled and determined workers in the building trades. The program includes training, curriculum, internships and job placement for its members in the building industry.
In 2018 the event was held at the Marti Huizenga Boys and Girls Club in West Hollywood.
Teenagers were provided with interactive construction experiences in 20-minute rotating sessions in a hands-on environment. They were also introduced to the administrative aspects such as take-offs, building management, etc. Coastal collaborated with others to provide an interactive dewatering experience, demonstrating and explaining the dewatering process in a hands-on way with actual pumps performing the process, on a reduced scale. The teens also experienced enclosing an outdoor covered lunch area with glass storefronts and windows, and installed cooling fans.
In addition to providing teens with career options, Coastal led a team and completely remodeled two bath rooms that serviced a classroom which had not been working for more than 5 years.
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.bgcbc.org, or call 954-537-1010.