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Girls Exploring Trades and Technology



Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) introduces girls to technology and trade careers and encourages them to consider a variety of career choices. The GETT program reinforces the importance of taking science; advanced math subjects and industrial arts in high school by stressing the impact those subjects have on career decisions. Junior High is an important time for girls because they begin to make course decisions that affect future career choices.

GETT camps have taken place every year since 2005 in various communities across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador including Corner Brook, Placentia, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, St. John's, Seal Cove, Burin, Baie Verte, Grand Falls- Windsor, Ramea, and Stephenville Crossing.

Girls Exploring Trades and Technology offers participants a unique opportunity to consider the variety of careers in active, enjoyable programs.

Learn new skills

  • Use woodworking tools
  • Use power tools
  • Use machine tools
  • Learn shop safety

Meet role models

Trades and Technology occupations are not only for men. More women are entering these occupations every day.

The GETT camp provides girls with an opportunity to meet women who make their living in these fields.

Have fun with new friends

Students will meet girls from their community who have the same interests. They will team up to build the best entry in the race.





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