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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Teenage girls in Albany are getting exposure to some jobs that traditionally haven't been popular for women.

Albany Tech is holding its first G.I.R.L.S. summer camp.  That stands for Gumption, Innovation, Responsibility, Leadership and Service. 

17 teenagers toured MillerCoors Wednesday and learned about jobs in production areas.  The goal of the camp is to introduce and promote career awareness in energy, manufacturing and construction professions to high school girls.

Toni Carter said, "We're learning more experiences and different career paths we wanted to try, but we thought we'd never have the chance because it seems like only men can do it, but now, we're having the opportunity to learn some new things."

Asia Smith said, "You can come work in industries, you can weld, you can do anything just as good as a man, so it gives us an opportunity." 

These girls will get a hands on experience with construction jobs when they volunteer with Flint River Habitat for Humanity. 

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