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TDIndustries Inspires Women in Construction at Houston Recruiting Event

HOUSTON, TX — In partnership with Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), TDIndustries (TD) was proud to inspire and recruit the next generation of women in construction at this year’s #SHEbuildsHouston recruiting event in Houston.

The #SHEbuildsHouston recruiting event introduces young women to the craft trades through discussions with experienced tradeswomen and hands-on training with tools and heavy equipment. The event will also educate young women on additional opportunities in the construction industry such as estimating, project management, visual design, modular, and leadership.

TD’s Executive Vice President Nikki Morgan and TD Assistant Project Manager Iris Flores spoke as part of leadership roundtable panel discussions where young women could ask questions about the future of the industry. TD Assistant Project Manager Amanda Ackerman, TD Sheet Metal Apprentice Samantha Smith, and TD Safety Manager Emily Robinson also spoke.

"It is a privilege to lead and inspire the next generation of women who are looking to start a career in construction," Morgan said. "We hope to see many eager faces at this recruiting event and look forward to sharing our insights from TD’s perspective."

Flores was recently recognized as the 2021 Young Professional for the Greater Houston Area Associated Builders and Contractors organization. An inspiration to many young women in the construction industry, Flores would like to recognize her late father who worked at TD for more than 18 years and was the reason she pursued a career in construction. Flores is also a member of the Houston National Association of Women in Construction Board of Directors.

This recruiting event took place at the Alief Center for Advanced Careers and included 1,250 young women from Alief ISD and Spring Branch ISD, grade levels 6-12.

C3 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, labor-neutral alliance of many owners, contractors, specialty contractors, design professionals, and industry associations collaborating to establish a safe, skilled, and sustainable craft workforce. C3 achieves this goal with a focus on construction safety, skills training linked to construction career paths, and competitive talent management practices. In addition, C3 has a focus on educational outreach to help ensure that students of all grades are aware of the career opportunities the construction industry provides.
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