Girls, 12 to 17, to ‘try a trade’ at career exploration event
Teenage girls from across Edmonton will learn about technology and trades at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s first career exploration evening for Pathfinders and Rangers. The evening will include hands-on activities like changing tires in one of the polytechnic’s Automotive Service Technician labs and making a wooden box in a Carpentry lab. Pathfinders and Rangers are part of the Girl Guides of Canada.
The event is hosted by NAIT Women in Technology and Trades (WITT) in partnership with the School of Trades. WITT’s goal is to ensure prospective female students are aware of opportunities in technical fields, including the trades, science and technology. Women remain under-represented in these areas. WITT holds several events throughout the year.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
NAIT Main Campus
South Lobby (In Building O on campus map)
11762 106 St. NW
NOTE TO MEDIA: Pathfinders and Rangers will meet at 6 p.m. in South Lobby then proceed to explore the various labs in NAIT’s School of Trades. If arriving after 6 p.m., call Boni Ehmann to be directed to the best location.
Boni Ehmann (on site during event)
Instructor – Parts and Technician Program & Material Technician Program