Area middle and high school students will have the hands-on chance to explore future career options during Kellogg Community College’s Career Exploration Experience camps for middle and high school students in June.
The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with each day dedicated to a different set of careers. Individuals can sign up for as little as one day or up to all four at registration. Career days offered include:
Allied Health Day
- Monday, June 19 (Session 1: High School, ages 14-18)
- Monday, June 26 (Session 2: Middle School, ages 11-13)
Careers to be explored include dental hygienists, medical imaging technicians, nurses and physical therapist assistants.
Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Day
- Tuesday, June 20 (Session 1: High School, ages 14-18)
- Tuesday, June 27 (Session 2: Middle School, ages 11-13)
Careers to be explored include corrections officers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, judges, police officers, probation officers and prosecutors.
Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day
- Wednesday, June 21 (Session 1: High School, ages 14-18)
- Wednesday, June 28 (Session 2: Middle School, ages 11-13)
Careers to be explored include electricians and electronics technicians, fabricators, heating and cooling specialists, machinists and tool and die makers, robotics technicians and welders.
Technology and Education Day
- Thursday, June 22 (Session 1: High School, ages 14-18)
- Thursday, June 29 (Session 2: Middle School, ages 11-13)
Careers to be explored include accountants, business, computer-aided drafting designers, computer engineering technicians, early childhood education, graphic designers and information technology technicians.
Each day is designed to provide participants with hands-on activities so students can experience a “day in the life” of each profession. Activities will include using an X-ray machine and exploring KCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic on Allied Health Day; discovering various welding techniques using a simulator on Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day; practicing with the law enforcement/EMS driving simulator on Criminal Justice and Emergency Services Day; and using computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) software and the College’s 3D printer on Technology and Education Day. Participants will meet professionals from each career field and learn about career paths, salary information and the types of equipment used in each field.
Registration for KCC’s Career Exploration Experience camp is $25 per day or $89 for all four days, and can be completed online at www.kccbruinyouth.com. Registration can also be completed:
- By phone by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 and registering with a credit or debit card
- In person at the Lifelong Learning office in room 102 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek
Camps on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays will begin in room 109 of the Ohm Information Technology Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, and will include a Bruin Cafe lunch in the KCC Student Center and a tour of campus. Camps on Thursdays will be held at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek, and will include a pizza lunch and tour of the RMTC.
Space in each program is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about youth programming offered this summer at KCC or to register online, visit KCC’s Bruin Youth Programming Youth Camps website at www.kccbruinyouth.com.
Bruin Youth Programming
KCC’s Career Exploration Experience camp is part of Kellogg Community College’s Bruin Youth Programming, an initiative of the College’s Lifelong Learning Department that is focused on connecting area youth with experiences related to athletics, education and careers. Bruin Youth Programming expands the College’s traditional offerings of sports camps and Bruin Bots robotics initiatives held throughout the year on campuses in Battle Creek, serving kids from first grade through high school. For more information, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth.
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