High School Girls Give Shop a Shot

Updated: 04/26/2014 10:34 PM
Created: 04/26/2014 9:12 PM
By: Laurie Stribling

An event at Lake Superior College Saturday hoped to encourage women to sign up for shop classes.

The class was open for girls to see what it's like to be a machinist or welder. The event was geared towards high school students accompanied by a parent.

Student Stephanie Hennessey said women rarely sign up for technical program classes.

"I think most of them are nervous or scared that they're going to screw up," Hennessey said. "When I was in high school, I wanted to do the welding class and the woodshop class, but I was afraid guys were going to make fun of me."

Her advice for young, female students?

"Just don't be scared and just go do it," Hennessey said.

Demonstrations included a 3D printer, CNC mill, welding simulator and more.

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