Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Girls GETT interested in trades, technology at Sask Polytech

Scooter races cap week-long exploration camp for girls 

July 13, 2016 - Girls from grade six to eight will be attending week-long trades and technology camps at Saskatchewan Polytechnic this month. Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) camps provide girls a safe, supportive environment to explore the tools, equipment and skills needed for a trades and technology career.

GETT campers are taught axle building, carpentry and computer design skills as they create and assemble scooters. The Regina campus GETT camp wraps up with a pizza lunch and fun competition in which the girls race their scooters.

The camps are designed to dispel myths around females pursuing trades and technology training and careers. "GETT camps allow girls to build self-awareness and confidence while working with active female technologists and tradeswomen," says Jessica Baldwin, provincial facilitator and coordinator for Women in Trades and Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. "The goal is to allow girls to see themselves working in one of the otherwise overlooked technology and trades occupations."

Media are invited to attend the GETT camp scooter races:

Event: Regina campus GETT camp scooter races
Time: July 15, 2016 at 12 p.m.
Location: Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
Carpentry Shop
4500 Wascana Pky
Regina, SK

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.