Foundation Launches Free Construction Camp for Middle School Students in Arizona

The Rosendin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated to positively impact communities, build and empower people and inspire innovation, is accepting applications until March 31 for a free week-long construction camp for middle school students in the Phoenix-Tempe metro area. TRF Camp Build is a unique program designed to inspire and empower students to discover the joy of building with their hands and attain a new perspective on the building industry.

TRF Camp Build will be held June 19-23, 2023 at electrical contractor Rosendin’s Arizona regional headquarters, located at 1315 W. Drivers Way in Tempe. This free weeklong co-ed day camp for current 6th-8th graders will provide hands-on building experience and equip students with the necessary skills to continue building in the future. Under the guidance of skilled professionals, participants will learn essential skills such as personal safety, concrete/rebar work, soldering, pipe bending, BIM (Building Information Modeling), heavy equipment operation, framing/woodworking, roofing, and painting, while also exploring exciting career opportunities.

“Through TRF Camp Build, we are excited to provide middle school students in Tempe with the opportunity to gain real-world building experience in a safe, supportive environment that is open to all,” said Jolsna Thomas, President of The Rosendin Foundation. “Investing in the education and training of the next generation of builders is critical to the future success of the construction industry, and we hope to inspire students to move past stereotypes to see career opportunities that match their interests.”

Throughout the program, students will engage in various interactive projects, such as wiring lamps, pouring concrete for stepping stones, and building doghouses, which they will donate to the local community. Inspired by Rosendin’s participation in the national Camp NAWIC, TRF Camp Build provides students with a safe environment to explore different career paths in construction and gain practical learning experience.

TRF Camp Build has received generous support from sponsors and in-kind donors, including Diamond-level sponsorship from sister companies Rosendin and MPS, Ruby-level sponsors Mesa Data Center, and Silver-level sponsors Ward Cornett & Associates, and Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli LLP. In-kind donors include Milwaukee Tools, Stanley Black and Decker, Border States, and Sunbelt Rentals.

The Rosendin Foundation supports community nonprofits around the country that promote emotional, nutritional, and occupational health programs. The Foundation is a 501(3)(c) of Rosendin Holdings, the parent company of Rosendin, one of the nation’s largest design-build specialty electrical contractors, and Modular Power Solutions (MPS), one of the nation’s largest electrical manufacturing companies.

Registration is required to attend the 2023 TRF Camp Build program and there are limited spots available. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. Learn more about the program and apply here.

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