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A CONSTRUCTION day just for girls has been held at Rugby College.

Bosses at the Lower Hillmorton Road college organised the all-female workshop last week in a bid to smash through the stereotype of building as a male-dominated industry.

Girls from schools all over Rugby were invited to the college to take part in classes on skills such as brickwork and carpentry, before finding out all about the trades.

Construction lecturer Mick Clarke said he hoped the event would encourage talented girls to try their hand in construction.

"There is a massive skills shortage in the construction industry and young, hard-working, intelligent women should consider this as a choice of career," he said.

"Instead of being put off by what construction may have been like 20 years ago, they should find out more as there are real opportunities for young women to reap rewards in this area."

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NEW SKILLS: Trying their hands at building a wall are (from left) Naomi Proffitt, Nicola Ball, Leah Judge and Katie Duffy, all 14 and from The Avon Valley School. Picture: JOE BAILEY
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 10, 2003
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