Build Like a Girl coming to the Great Lakes Bay Region February 27

MIDLAND – Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan (ABC-GM), the Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) and LOGIC (Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction) are bringing Build Like a Girl to the Great Lakes Bay Region 5:30 PM Tuesday, February 27, at the Great Hall, 5121 Bay City Road, Midland.

The purpose of this event is to introduce young women, in grades five through 12 to career opportunities in the construction industry. Participants will hear from local employers, influential women in construction, and multiple training providers to gauge if a career in construction would be a great fit. This unique workforce development program is aimed to help empower young women to step into unique roles they may not have previously considered. The objective is to educate young girls of lucrative STEM careers in the construction industry. Contractors and suppliers will offer hands-on activities, they will learn about the education needed, how to gain confidence in a male populated industry and will gain insight from women who are in the industry through a panel discussion.

“Build Like a Girl aims to educate and inspire young girls, allowing them to delve into the construction industry through hands-on activities and learn from accomplished women in the field. In our second year hosting this event, the Build Like a Girl committee is excited to introduce new features that we can’t wait to share,” said Cathy Geiger, director of marketing and community affairs at Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Greater Michigan chapter.

One exciting addition is that all attendees will receive a Build Like a Girl t-shirt. To ensure organizers have your preferred size, register by January 26.

This event is made possible through sponsors including: Dow; Alloy Construction Service, Inc.; Niles Plant Services; Spence Brothers; Three Rivers Corporation; Valley Electrical Contractors, Inc.; Windemuller; Bierlein-Trombley Electric; Blasy Electric, Inc.; and Jolt Credit Union.

See ABC’s website ( for details, more information and to register for this exciting event. If you would like to have a booth, reach out to for more information or register on ABC’s website.

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy is a 501c3 non-profit organization, a nationally certified training program using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum making the training portable nationwide for students completing modules.   The curriculum is recognized by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. GMCA’s mission is to train and develop a highly skilled, safe workforce and promote construction trades as a career choice.   

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn about ABC National at  ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC-GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, and legislative representation. For more information contact us at 989.374.4600 or

LOGIC (Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction) is a peer group for women in construction lead by ABC Greater Michigan. LOGIC represents the interests of women within the construction industry and assists with increasing the quality and availability of resources to women that will promote a positive image to other women within and outside of the industry. Its vision is to assist women who are presently in the industry though education, community, and networking, and to provide a channel for women to enter the industry workforce.