Welding IS for Girls Too

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If you have a daughter entering 6th to 8th grade and you’re looking for a summer camp designed to improve her self-confidence, and introduce her to a wide range of educational and career options, then a Rosie’s Girls Camp may be just the thing.

 Rosie’s Girls explore “nontraditional” careers like carpentry and welding, and learn that these ARE viable and exciting career options.  At camp the girls  “learn and apply basic carpentry skills including measuring, cutting, hammering and tool safety. Create projects to take home and use these skills in a community service project. Rosie’s Girls campers have built picnic tables, benches and small structures for social service organizations that show the broader world what girls can do.”   And the best part–  the girls learn to use power tools!

 

One thing I noticed is the safety gloves those girls are wearing seem awfully big on their small hands!  I know this is one of the challenges for women welders (of all ages and sizes) which is why Arc-Zone sells the AngelFire™ line of  premium welding protection products–from the Firefly TIG welding gloves to the VelvetArc flame resistant welding jackets from designed exclusively for women by Revco–because women are different!  You’ll also find the AngelFire™ Women’s MIG/Stick welding glovesand size charts so you’ll get the right fit.

Better fit improves safety, and better fitting gloves means women welders can take full advantage of their excellent manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

Wile you’re at Arc-Zone.com check out the line of premium welding helmets (from manufacturers like Miller and Jackson, safety glasses, and equipment for respiratory safety and heat stress.

To find a Rosie’s Girls camp near you, visit the Rosie’s Girls website.

 

Photo courtesy of pcc.edu/pavtec/girls/2007_conference.htm

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2 comments on “Welding IS for Girls Too”:

  1. Regina Escandon

    Hi. I am a FEMALE welding teacher at Cholla High in Tucson AZ. I love this page! I have been trying to figure out how to get more girls (Tech term is non traditional) in my classes. I also have been wondering how I can get more involved in my community. Is there a way I can gen into your camps etc???
    Thanks!
    Gina

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  2. Carmen

    Hi Regina! thanks for stopping by… we’re not the ones who actually host the camps, you’ll want to visit their website: http://www.rosiesgirls.org
    Are you hooked up with your local AWS chapter? I’d also suggest the Girl Scouts… even though to my dismay they do not have a welding badge, I think it’s a good place to do some outreach, maybe host an open house at weld shop at school? Good luck! and let us know if you’d be interested in being featured as a New Rosie for our column here.

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