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2018 Power UP: It's a mother-daughter thing!

 Participant Application


If you have ever stopped to think about the construction industry, you would realize it is quite unique. The construction industry affects everyone’s life and results in buildings that increase in value over time. It is a career path where brick and mortar meet cutting edge technology and where employment opportunities are plentiful. Although the industry offers numerous opportunities, there continues to be a critical skills shortage. Fewer people have entered the industry over time because choosing construction-related careers has not been popular. As a result, the recruitment of women into the construction workforce has been targeted as a potential solution to resolve this labor shortage. Unfortunately, much remains to be done to encourage young women into this field.  

In October 2015, Central Six Development Council Alabama Workforce Council Region 4, Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, Robins & Morton and AIDT/AWTC formed a collaborative partnership to present “Power UP: It’s a Mother Daughter Thing!” The first year was a tremendous success with over 300 attendees, employer partners and training providers. Our second annual event educated, engaged and encouraged even more mothers and daughters to explore career opportunities in the construction industry.   

Power UP: It’s a Mother Daughter Thing! will take place March 6, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the AIDT/Alabama Workforce Training Center located at 3500 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222.

We would love to include all girls in this event; however, there is limited space available. For this reason, we have implemented an application process and an application packet is included with this information sheet. To apply:

  • Complete and submit the Application Form during the enrollment period. You should complete the  Student Information section and have the Consent Statement signed by your Legal Guardian.
  • Review the Student Submission Form and answer one of the four questions.
  • Scan and email or mail the  Application Form and Student Submission Form to:

Central Six Development Council

3500 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35222


  • Make sure that you and your parent understand that the participant must be accompanied to the event by  a Female Legal Guardian to participate. This rule will be strictly enforced. Students will not be allowed entrance without a female adult guardian.

The application deadline is extended to Thursday, February 22, 2018

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have. Thank you in advance for helping us make this event a success!


Edie Gibson

Central Six Development Council

(205) 719-3227



Select the preferred option to complete and submit the 2018 Participation Application

Option 1 - Download PDF Participation Application form for email submission.

Option 2 - Complete online Participation Application form.