Middle school hands-on career camp filling fast

Community News |May 14, 2019|2 min read

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MUSKEGON: Middle school students have only a few weeks left to enroll in this summer’s Career Camp hosted by the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center. During Career Camp, seventh and eighth-grade students can explore a different career field each day in a fun, hands-on, professional environment.


This year’s class lineup includes auto collision repair, construction, computer-aided design, criminal justice, computer-coding, electronics, graphic design, culinary arts, veterinary science, and welding. Interested students can select four classes to explore, a different class each day, June 17-20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuition for the week is $60 and includes a catered lunch.


“Last year’s Career Camp was a big hit with students when we piloted a new format where students attended a different class every day,” said MACTC Student Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Hoekenga. “One day a student could be building a bench in Building for Beginners, and the next they were learning how to show a rabbit at the county fair in Animal Planet.”


For class descriptions and to enroll, visit summercareercamp.com. The deadline for enrollment is June 7, 2019. Seats are filling fast, and most classes are capped at ten students.


For information on Career Tech Center classes for high school students, click on the Classes link at muskegoncareertech.com. Career Center classes are free to high school students and most school districts offer free transportation.