Earlier this year, The Hagerman Group brought the Little Hardhats program to pre-kindergarten students at L.H. Carpenter Early Learning Center in Wabash, Ind. Hagerman’s Little Hardhats program allows students to learn more about the construction process and job site safety through hands-on activities.
Participants from Hagerman included Russ Howell, Safety Manager; Jeff Huth, Project Superintendent; Katie Snarski, Training Coordinator; Stephanie Veit, Business Development Manager; Sarah Walker, Director of The Hagerman Institute of Learning; and Adam Whitmer, Estimator.
“Hagerman’s Little Hardhats program allows the kids to interact with us and see what tools we are using to build their school,” Jeff said. “The program also engages the kids and demonstrates the importance of safety. It’s just another example of how Hagerman is working within the community and providing outreach to youth.”
“We’re always excited about these opportunities for student engagement,” Sarah said. “These are the types of experiences that demonstrate that Hagerman’s work involves so much more than the facilities we build—it’s about sharing knowledge and sparking interest in construction. We’re potentially making a huge impact on kids’ lives and careers.”
Hagerman is working with Wabash City Schools on several building projects, including an expansion that will allow the school district to move kindergarten classes to at L.H. Carpenter Early Learning Center. The project also includes HVAC upgrades, renovations to the multi-purpose space and the addition of playground space.