Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT)

Girls Exploring Trades & Technology (GETT) Summer Camps

Sponsored by SaskPower

Our 2015 summer camps were a huge success! Check back in the spring for details on the 2016 summer offerings.

GETT camps are fun ways to introduce girls currently in grades 6, 7 and 8 to possible future careers in trades and technology while they attend an enjoyable week-long day camp. Girls are introduced to women who work in a variety of fulfilling occupations who spend time promoting the importance of career awareness through activities with the participants.

Benefits of attending a camp include:

  • Girls build self-awareness and confidence.
  • Girls understand that they have options to select occupations according to their own talents, skills and abilities.
  • Girls think about career options that go beyond the societal norm and they see themselves as a person first, not a gender.
  • Girls learn through doing that they have strength, agility, stamina and other traits required for working in physical occupations.
  • Girls learn how to safely use shop tools.

Each girl gets a chance to use tools and participate in a collaborative style in creative decisions. Girls are encouraged to be inventive and solve problems using all of the materials at hand. They work individually or in pairs on each project, with the final project being the design and construction of either a go-cart or scooter.

After completing the camp, girls are excited and empowered by their experiences. Tools and technology are demystified and are placed in a real context for them. As a result, girls can see themselves working in one of the otherwise overlooked technology and trades occupations.