Category Archives: Career Event

BGCFW Project Blueprint Update

Ron Anderson and Joe from the Ironworkers Local 147 taught our club members 6 knots that every construction worker needs to know. Each one has a unique purpose in the construction world and it’s important to know when and how to use them. They started with the Square Knot, secure and stable and used to tie 2 ropes together.  The Clove Hitch, stays secure and does not slip, used to secure a rope to a post or tree. The Bowline, creates a loop at the end of the rope that won’t shrink or expand. A Bowline on a Bike, similar to the regular Bowline except it’s in the middle of the rope. The Figure 8, creates a stopping point in the rope. And finally the Sheet Bend, this knot is used to join two ropes of different materials or thicknesses. The club kids loved learning to tie all of these and even added an extra one to the lesson, the Lasso. Not used in construction, but loved by kids everywhere.

The Ironworks also gave the club members a lesson in reading a tape measure and why it is important to know the value of each line between the inch marks.

Thank you Ron and Joe for working with our kids this week.

Article submitted by Sheri Tatman, Fundraising & Marketing Manager

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of NORTHEAST INDIANA

2609 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Phone: (260) 744-0998  Ext. 133

Email: statman@bgcfw.org

Mad Ants/Construction Career Job Fair

Sunday, March 6 NEICA/NEIBT had great turnout for our first ever Construction Career Job Fair hosted before a Mad Ants game in the Century Club Room. We invited students from Garrett High School, the Impact Center of Kendallville and Fort Wayne Community School Career Academy. There were fifteen tables of contractors and union apprenticeship programs ready to give the students the information to continue a career in construction. It was great to see parents and instructors from the programs in attendance too!

Sheet Metal Local 20

Darryl Esterline from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 brought an exciting hands on lesson of making Christmas Tree ornaments from sheet metal. The club members used a metal stamp to create the shape, then polished them and personalized them using an engraving tool. A group of students were heard discussing how awesome the project was and how they like being able to give the ornaments as gifts. Thank you Darryl for your thoughtful planning and awesome project.

Sheri Tatman

Special Events Coordinator

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of FORT WAYNE

2609 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Phone: (260) 744-0998  Ext. 133

Fax: (260) 745-1091

Email: statman@bgcfw.org

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