Plumbing & Electricals
Carpentry & Woodwork
The Electrical Industries Charity recently launched a new program that aims to help those in need within the industry. This program is known as “Practical Participation Program” and is aimed at developing the super network within the industry. This program provides a way for companies that are related to the electrical industry to volunteer their skills, equipment, resources and time to help those in needs within the industry.
The program was developed with the motto of helping anyone in the industry who is not able to meet their daily needs and requirements. It is a great way for experts in the industry to work alongside amateurs and volunteers and pool in their efforts to help people who are struggling. The program intends to contribute to solutions and provides services to those who otherwise cannot afford to employ these professionals.
Once you sign up for the program, the charity will approach you as and when needed. They then ask for your help in providing a feasible solution to those who are in need. As a partner, you can make an impactful contribution to help in improving the lifestyle of retired colleagues, out of work employees and their families, upcoming apprentices and so on. Since the main aim of the program is to help others and not for profit, it is a great way to boost the reputation of your business among your local community.
Some of the clients who benefit from the charity’s initiative have problems like insufficient heating, failed thermostats and other appliance fittings. Your assistance can go a long way in improving the lives of these people. So, don’t let people in your industry suffer and sign up for this philanthropic program and help to make a difference in the lives of others. This program is a great way for businesses to work alongside with reputed charities instead of venturing out all on their own.
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Carpentry & Woodwork
The Darwin Martin house has often been called a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was commissioned by Darwin D. Martin in the early 1900s. The wood trim of the house was created according to Wright’s design by a team of carpenters from Milwaukee’s Mathew Brothers Manufacturing Co. If this wood trim is laid down end to tend, it would measure to an astonishing length of 8½ miles. This wood work was done in an age when power tools did not exist.
After more than a hundred years since the original house was completed, a new team of carpenters and workers have moved in to restore the house and its magnificent woodwork to its previous glory. The workers have been wonderstruck at how the wood pieces have been joined together using tongue and grooves.
This team has been put together by John Hulley, a woodworker by trade. Wright had made elaborate drawings of each part of the wood trim before the work started. While comparing the drawings to the actual woodwork Hulley and his team discovered that they often seemed to mismatch. It seems alterations and modifications had been done when it was installed.
Theodore Lownie, a specialist in historic preservation has never seen anything as detailed as and Wright’s design. He said it has passed the test of time as well. The Martin House tours have been halted till the restoration work is completed.
Madison College located in Wisconsin is a technical and community college. This summer they will be offering young girls a chance to learn how to operate power tools as well as pick up some carpentry skills. Traditionally such camps are usually held only for boys, but now it is time to move in step with the future. There is a major deficit of skilled women workers in the construction field due to the propelling of this stereotype. Summer camps like this could help solve this issue in the foreseeable future.
Girls between the ages of 13 and 15 are invited to take part in this summer camp and help break the glass ceiling. Carpentry skills and the ability to handle power tools will give the young girls confidence in their talents and even help them make decisions choosing careers as they grow up. The idea for this summer camp was brought up by Sandy Thistle, a carpenter teacher at Madison College. She faced many obstacles in learning her trade and wanted to give the young girls a better chance at choosing their vocation.
There are workshops offered to adult women as well on carpentry and even woodwork at Madison College. These workshops can help women reach a decision before considering a career change into a new and exciting field.