Friday, November 4, 2016

Century's 2016 GADgET Girls

Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering & Technology!


 GADgET is a summer program funded by a grant from the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation of FMA (Fabricator Manufactures Association) designed to introduce female youth between the ages of 12 and 16 to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, and site visits to manufacturing facilities. CAD, entrepreneurship skills, academic requirements for 21st century manufacturing careers, as well as teamwork skills are covered.

At Century, the girls were given a tour of our facility, heard from members of our team about different careers in manufacturing, and they all participated in a metal spinning project unique to them.








Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The GADgET Girls Are Back!

Antigone Sharris, Engineering Technology Coordinator at Triton College and coordinator of Camp GADgET, never fails to inspire the young girls who participate in Camp GADgET. The camp, a summer program open to girls age twelve to sixteen, seeks to motivate female youths by introducing them to the opportunities available to them in the field of manufacturing. Through hands-on experiences and site visits, the girls are able to build teamwork and problem-solving skills.

On July 16, 2015, Century was proud to welcome back the GADgET Girls for their fourth summer in a row. While at century, the girls were given a tour of our facility, heard from different members of our team about careers in manufacturing, and participated in a metal spinning project. Each girl spun a bowl and lid that they were able to bring home to show their families.  

Century loved having the girls back, and we look forward to hosting the camp again in years to come.