The Rosendin Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated to positively impact communities, build and empower people and inspire innovation, is proud to announce the launch of TRF Camp Build, a unique summer program designed to inspire and empower middle school students to discover the joy of building with their hands. Recognizing the significant shortage of workers in the construction industry, The Rosendin Foundation aims to bridge the gap by providing students with invaluable hands-on experience and a new perspective on career options.
“Investing in the education and training of the next generation of builders is critical to the future success of the construction industry,” said Jolsna Thomas, President of The Rosendin Foundation. “Through TRF Camp Build, we are excited to provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to working with their hands in a safe, supportive environment that will inspire and empower them to consider career options in the construction industry.”
TRF Camp Build is a summer program designed for current 6th-8th graders who are interested in learning how to design and build projects using power tools. This free co-ed day camp offers hands-on construction experience and equips 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.
Throughout the program, students will engage in various interactive projects, such as wiring lamps, pouring concrete 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.
The TRF Camp Build program will take place at the following locations and dates:
- May 6: Sherman, TX (Electrical Mini-Camp) @MPS – 3007 Fallon Drive
- June 5-9: Gallatin, TN @Rosendin – 359 Maple Street
- June 10: Anaheim, CA (Electrical Mini-Camp) @Rosendin – 1730 S Anaheim Way
- June 19-23: Tempe, AZ @Rosendin – 1315 W Drivers Way
- July 24-28: Austin, TX @Austin Electrical Training Alliance – 4000 Caven Road
TRF Camp Build has received generous support from sponsors and in-kind donors, including Diamond-level sponsorship from sister companies Rosendin and MPS. 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.
The deadline to apply for TRF Camp Build is March 31, 2023. To learn more about the program and apply, please visit https://www.therosendinfoundation.org/camp-build/