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Mechanics Camp

 

bc-mechanic-nixon-100713.jpgThe law of the land states that people cannot discriminate against others on the basis of sex, race, religion, etc.  That principle of fairness has helped transform Canada into a much more fair and egalitarian society than existed when I was born in the 1950s.  Yet, rules that prevent barriers to entry being erected have not necessarily changed certain occupations from changing all that much.  Take auto mechanics, where women are as free as men to learn a trade that pays pretty good coin.  Yet, it still remains pretty much a male preserve.  Laws can change quickly, attitudes take longer.  But increasingly schools play a role in nudging those attitudes along.  Like this innovative camp for high school kids.  Diesel Class icon_video.gif