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Free summer program in Louisville teaching architecture, engineering and construction | News from WDRB [Video]

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Young people are building a foundation for their future with a new program that teaches architecture, construction and engineering.

The 38.85 Initiative was started in 2022 by Taisa Peree-Sehic and Torrence Williams. Last year, the AEC Summer Program was held for the first time in an effort to bridge the diversity gap in architectural, engineering and construction industries by giving young people an opportunity to learn from professionals.

“We wanted to bring mentors in from our community, local business owners, local minority business owners, local architects, engineers, construction workers, trade workers who could teach these kids and walk through the path with them, help them see what they do, and see all the different things they could do,” Peree-Sehic said.  

The weeklong program, which is free for participants, is run through Louisville’s SummerWorks.

For Khevion Dyre, the program has opened a career path for him.

“This …

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