What exactly is TOOLFEST?
What exactly is TOOLFEST?
TOOLFEST is a free education program for students from various public schools & education programs in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The festival & program series will introduce students to professionals in the Professional Building Trades, allow students to work on small safe demonstration projects and engage with the construction industry in the Washington metro area. Examples of projects/ demos include, students having the opportunity to try on hard hats and safety glasses and learn basic tools and terminology. The program will also include students being taught about functions of basic and advanced tools. No student will be exposed to tools that will comprise their safety. The goals of the program is to advocate and bring more awareness to CTE related careers as a pathway for youth.
TOOLFEST is a major way that Wise Young Builders both raises awareness of our programming and gears us up for our summer camp season. Youth & attendees will engage in games, see tools, listen to speakers and participate in activities to engage their interest in construction and math.
TOOLFEST is a Wise Young Builder event that allows individuals, partners and stakeholders in the construction industry to make a significant investment in our youth development work through sponsorship and or by donating tools. The event and program series operate under the umbrella of Wise Young Builders. Wise Young Builders is a math & construction program in Washington, DC & Prince George's County, MD for youth ages 8-17 years of age. One of our primary goals is to introduce youth to the construction industry and help them to learn the value of having practical skills. A second goal is to excite youth about math.
This year, we will host two TOOLFEST events. The first will be hosted at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in the Penn Quarter Section of downtown Washington, DC. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 with two session. One that begins at 8:30 and the second at 11:30 a.m. The two sessions are to accommodate schools attending the event.
The second event will be hosted at the Prince George's Community College Westphalia Training Center in partnership with TEAMBUILDERS Academy on Thursday November 14, 2019. This event will also have two session, the first which begins at 8:30 and the second session which begins at 11:30 a.m. The two sessions are to accommodate schools attending the event.
If you are a construction related company, we are inviting you to donate a tool or donation to TOOLFEST. Your contribution will allow 300+ students to maximize their experience with tools; many for the first time. TOOLFEST will attract students from various public schools & education programs in Washington, DC Metro area, as well as leaders in the construction industry. The festival will introduce students to professionals in the Professional Building Trades, allow students to work on small demo projects and engage with the construction industry in the Washington metro area. TOOLFEST is a major way that Wise Young Builders both raises awareness of our programming and gears up for our summer camp season. Please consider supporting our youth programs and makerspaces. TOOLFEST is an opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, acknowledge our sponsors and to raise funds to purchase cool new activities, materials and tools for our programs.
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