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Girls Exploring Trades and Technology
A summer day camp experience for Manitoba girls ages 12 - 14

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Background

Girls Exploring Trades and Technology introduces girls ages 12 - 14 to applied skills and technology careers and encourages them to consider a variety of career choices. The Girls Exploring Trades and Technology summer camp 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.

This age is an important time for girls because they begin to make course decisions that affect future career choices. Girls Exploring Trades and Technology offers participants a unique opportunity to consider a variety of careers in an active, enjoyable summer camp program. There is no cost for participants.

Program

The Girls Exploring Trades and Technology camp program intends to:

  • Introduce girls to technical/non-technical career choices in a fun-filled and supportive five-day camp.
  • Develop an awareness of the importance of course choices at the high school level.
  • Promote the importance of career awareness and participation.
  • Foster an appreciation of physical fitness and strength needed in all occupations.
  • Introduce participants to women actively engaged in a variety of occupations.

For more information on the camp, please call:
Christina Lambert
(204) 632-2067

Students selected to participate in the GETT Camp will be required to submit an application form, parental permission form, and a medical information form. Parental permission forms and medical information forms will be sent to successfully chosen candidates, with their acceptance letter.
 

What is GETT?

Girls Exploring Trades and Technology is a project to introduce girls ages 12 - 14 to a variety of possible career futures in an enjoyable five-day camp.

You will have fun:

  • Exploring non-traditional trades and technologies careers
  • Inventing, designing and building a “people mover”
  • Learning more about yourself and others
     
When and where is the camp?

You have two choices of dates:

  • July 4-8, 2016
  • July 11-15, 2016
What time:

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:

 Red River College
 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg 

Registration Form

What does it cost?

Only your interest and your energy! Lunch and snacks will be provided at no cost. All materials and equipment will be provided at no cost.

Accommodations / Transportation

Please note: This is a day camp only. Red River College does not supply accommodations or transportation for campers. All accommodation in Winnipeg as well as transportation to and from the camp daily, is the responsibility of the camper and her parent/guardian.

How many applicants will be selected?

Names will be drawn from applications received on or before June 1, 2016. All successful students will be contacted by mail the week of June 6, 2016.

Please send your application to:

Girls Exploring Trades and Technology Camp
Red River College,
Attention: Christina Lambert Room
A 145, 2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9

Or fax it to 633-6075

Or scan and email to: clambert@rrc.ca

You need only fax in the registration form. Medical forms and parental permission forms will be sent with your acceptance package.

For further information, please contact Christina Lambert at (204) 632-2067 or email at clambert@rrc.ca