Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Garver employees pitch in at Girls of Promise conference

Garver asserted itself over the years as one of the top companies in the industry by providing quality designs across multiple business lines. Part of what put Garver there – and a key to it staying there – is attracting, recruiting, and retaining the top female professionals by forming a relationship that begins long before students pick a career field.
Garver employees recently attended the Girls of Promise conference hosted by the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, which was aimed at encouraging eighth-grade students to increase their course loads in STEM subjects with the goal of highlighting the benefits of careers in those fields. Project Engineer Jessica Halbrook, Corporate Recruiter Marque Lloyd, and Project Manager Claire McKinney, all from the North Little Rock office, attended the conference that provided them with a chance to speak with students from across the state. They answered questions about Garver projects, the benefits of careers in the A-E industry, and a typical day in the line of an engineer.

“As a student, I wasn’t aware of all the careers based in a solid foundation of Math and Science,” Jessica said. “Being able to share with these students and example of a future career in these fields
and possibly influence their paths is a privilege.”

Girls of Promise was started in 1999 to encourage girls to pursue courses in STEM subjects past the eighth grade, with goals toward careers in those fields. 

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