Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Girls GETT interested in trades, technology at Sask Polytech

Saskatoon GETT Camp concludes with go-kart races

July 16, 2015 - Tools and technology have been demystified for girls in grades 6 to 8 during a week-long day camp at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) campers are taught axle building, carpentry and computer design skills as they create and assemble a go-kart. The camp wraps up tomorrow with a barbecue and fun competition in which the girls race their go-karts.

The camp also introduced the girls to female technologists and tradeswomen who are mentors in their communities. "GETT Camps are all about helping girls discover what they can do and how well they can do it," says Jessica Baldwin, provincial facilitator and coordinator for Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. "The camp also gives girls a safe, supportive environment to
explore tools, equipment, language and skills needed in trades and technology."