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Scottish women get welding
Ryan Tobias, Friday, March 8th, 2019


Unite Scotland today held an event on International Women’s Day (March 8) to encourage women to try welding as a vocation at the West College Scotland. The event was held in Clydebank, which was the heart of Scotland’s shipbuilding heritage but with the twist of taking a traditionally male dominated industry and turning it on its head.

 

The event was a one day taster session to let women try metal inert gas (MIG) welding in a safe environment. Unite will be offering potential vocational qualifications to those who are interested in furthering the course into a potential career.

 

“Feedback from the participants will give us an idea of how we can encourage more women to take up predominantly male-dominated roles,” explained Unite learning organiser Janet Dunbar.

 

Check out a video and photos from the event below:

 

 

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