Girls in grades nine through twelve had an opportunity to try their hand at a trades career at Saskatchewan Polytechnic this past week.
The Mind Over Metal camp, held at all three campuses in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, gave young girls a chance to try out welding.
Instructor at the Regina campus, Max Ceron, said it’s all about getting them involved and actively engaging with the trades.
“We need women to be involved in these male dominated trades,” he stated. “Not just so much that they’re working, but so they start establishing themselves in management positions and ownership of companies.”
Ceron also said it’s important to have this camp not just for the girls, but for their parents, as well.
“Part of that is also changing the attitudes with the parents, that trades are viable for women, that they can establish long, healthy careers in,” he said.