PEARSON

May 11, 2017 - CURIOSITY

An Unexpected First Office

Mittie Cannon says one thing is responsible for much her professional success: curiosity.

After graduating from college with a degree in biology and chemistry, she accepted a short-term job managing a drug testing lab.

On her first day, Mittie reported for work at an unexpected location: a construction site.

“I didn’t know anything about the construction industry nor the skill trades, but I was curious.”

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NCCER

March 30, 2017 - THE POWER OF PASSION

When you’re new to the construction industry and sit down with Dr. Mittie Cannon, you can’t help but feel inspired. Her undeniable passion and unwavering commitment to empowering young women is proof that we, as an industry, are capable of great change. As craft professionals, we live for the “wow, if I had only known I could do this” moments of brilliance when individuals realize the immense depth of our industry and the many pathways available for career success; Dr. Cannon creates them.

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DECATUR-MORGAN COUNTY - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

March 23, 2016 - IT'S A MOTHER DAUGHTER THING

If you have ever stopped to think about the construction industry, you would realize it is quite a unique field. The construction industry affects everyone’s life and it offers products whose value can increase over time. It is also an industry where brick & mortar meets cutting edge technology and offers a wide range of challenging employment opportunities.

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PEARSON

March 30, 2016 - POWERING UP GIRLS

As we celebrated Women in Construction Week from March 6-12, it was a great opportunity to promote construction careers to women of all ages. It is important to have this conversation early with young girls and their mothers as they start to think about career choices. I was recently motivated to partner with Girls Inc. of Central Alabama and Central Six Development Council to put together an all-new event called Power UP: It’s a Mother Daughter Thing!

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