Middle school girls try robots, masonry and more at Women at Work

Monday October 2, 2017

Students try hands-on learning, meet employers and discover careers

Middle school girls will race robots, build walls, try machining, create prototypes and work with medical electronics at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College this week. NWTC’s “Women at Work” is Wednesday, Oct. 4 with hands-on activities in technical careers.

About 200 girls in grades 6-8 will get firsthand experience in biomedical electronics, robotics, CNC machining, bricklaying and prototyping. Employers will talk about what’s exciting and interesting about their industry. All students will make a project to take home.

Groups will attend from Edison, Denmark, Franklin, Red Smith and Oneida Middle Schools.

Women at Work is designed to make girls aware of more technical careers and thereby increase their career opportunities. It also offers them a chance to explore trades and expand their understanding of non-traditional occupations.

See it in action: 

Women at Work: Fun with technical careers for middle school girls


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