For Immediate Release
15 School-aged Girls Will Gain Hands-On Experience in the Construction Trades
BALTIMORE (August 23, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today is hosting 15 school-aged girls at its White Marsh Training Center. The girls are part of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) camp which provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls to explore the construction industry. The campers will meet successful female BGE field workers and have the opportunity for hands-on learning. Campers will fuse pipes to make hula hoops, learn utility pole climbing and view electric and gas safety demonstrations during the day-long camp in White Marsh.
The young women will have an exciting opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a gender neutral environment. The camp aims at developing greater self-confidence and more self-esteem by tackling and completing challenging projects. Campers will learn the importance of working safely around electricity and natural gas while wearing construction industry attire – long pants, t-shirts, boots and hardhats.
"BGE is committed to diversity and inclusion and this camp introduces young ladies to women role models who have achieved success in our company," said Denise Galambos, vice president of human resources for BGE. "We want these girls to leave this camp understanding that many women are contributing to the growth and success of the construction industry and there are future career opportunities available to them at BGE and throughout the construction industry."
BGE is dedicated to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry and expanding the pool of potential BGE employees.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.