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“This Girl Can” is a workshop series for middle school girls of Toombs County that aims to increase awareness of and interest in non-traditional career
pathways for women. The second annual This Girl Can took place in the month of November and graduation was held Tuesday, November 29th at Southeastern Technical College. 

Highlights from the night included students  and parents hearing student testimonies about what they experienced in the November workshops; workshops included Welding, Automotive, Electrical, Construction, and Air Conditioning. Mahsa Poorak, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Southern Electric Company, was our keynote speaker!  Mahsa is an active member of the Young Leadership Program with the Georgia Chapter of the Association of General Contractors, where she serves on the YLP Council.  At the AGC, she also serves on the Legislative Committee.  Mahsa is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association, where she also serves on the Legislative and Training Committees.  Mahsa organized and moderated the “Women in Construction” panel on November 14th and she enthusiastically garnered the support of her affiliate organizations throughout the State of Georgia.  After participants received their certificate of completion and this year’s T-shirt, everyone sat down for a meal together in the college’s Student Center. Volunteers from Forge served dinner to families.

Overall, sixteen 7th and 8th grade girls from Vidalia City and Toombs County Schools graduated from “This Girl Can”. Participants included: Markayla Berry, Jade Fedrick, Ah’lana Parrish, Tori Polke, Aliyah Smalley, Ariel Swain, Maliah Van, Za’miyah Hodges, Janiya McGee, Marley Nichols, Andrea Patterson, Wandaria Reese, Tamia Sanders, Miaysia Sandford, Ja’Niyah Willis, Katie Eduardo, Deanna Gonzalez, Natalia Castillo, and Oshi’ana Roberts.

Paige Williamson, Toombs Family Connection Director and program organizer said, “We are so grateful for our sponsors and partners for making this program possible. We certainly all agree that early exposure to career pathways is advantageous for students and employers.” The 2022 This Girl Can sponsors include: Trane, Georgia Power, Southeastern Technical College, and the Young Leadership Program | GA Chapter of the Association of General Contractors. The 2022 This Girl Can Partners include: Greater Vidalia Chamber, Toombs County Development Authority, Vidalia City Schools, Toombs County Schools, Toombs County Family Connection, and Southeastern Technical College.

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