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REGINA – A group of a preteen girls capped off a week of learning carpentry, axel building, and computer design skills with a go-kart race on Friday.

“You just get this big piece of plywood, and you have to measure yourself and all that to see how you’re going to fit in it,” said Dineke Wesdyk, showing off her handmade “Frozen” themed contraption.

The 12-year-old was one of about ten participants in the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology’s Girls Exploring Trades & Technology camp.

While most of the afternoon races at the Wascana campus lasted about a minute each, the work started back on Monday. The girls, who are in Grades 6-8, built their contraptions from scratch.

The goal of the program is to show girls that careers in technology and trades aren’t reserved just for men.

“Sometimes women have different ideas than men, and [they] might be even better than…

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