Kids and their mentors from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County received valuable education during a tour at County Materials Corporation’s pipe manufacturing facility in Madison Wis. County Materials welcomed the kids and their mentors as part of the Big Brothers Big Sister’s Kids to Careers program.
The Kids to Careers program is designed to help kids become career-ready by learning valuable business skills, while also giving back to the community. During the program, kids and their mentors visit local businesses where the host company provides an overview of the jobs and skills needed in that workplace.
At County Materials, kids learned about the manufacturing process of reinforced concrete pipe and the value of working in manufacturing. They also learned about the important role concrete pipe has in infrastructure and keeping their community a clean and healthy place to live. One of the mentors left the tour impressed with what he saw and thought it was an eye-opening tour. “The tour at County Materials was a great opportunity, learning more about the many career options out there was an invaluable experience for the kids.”
Whether it’s going to baseball games or visiting job sites, Big Brother Big Sisters strives to pair children and adults together to create positive life-long effects on the lives of young people. County Materials is a continued supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters where the company has locations. Last year County Materials donated to 14 separate chapters across Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, having a direct impact on creating more than 5,000 matches between kids and mentors. Since 2007, County Materials has raised $927,850 through its annual charity golf outing, with all funds raised going to deserving charitable programs. County Materials frequently holds plant tours for industry professionals and student groups and was happy to be part of this educational experience for Big Brothers Big Sisters.