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Camps Are Fun Manufacturing Career Exploration Experience

Thursday, May 20, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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(Green Bay) Northeast Wisconsin Technical College now offers a Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® manufacturing summer camp forfemale middleschool students in grades five through eight, July 19-22. Designed to help inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers, the camp is a technical, hands-on experience to introduce students to 21st century manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurial skills.

"Participants use technology to create a product from start to finish providing them practical experience to build their confidence and set a foundation if they choose a career in one of the trades,” said Erica Gilson, events and middle school specialist with NWTC. "There is an ever- increasing demand for highly skilled professionals who can design, program and operate technology, and this camp allows students to learn about these opportunities.”

Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the NWTC Green Bay campus,participants will explore jewelry design and fabrication partnered with entrepreneurship. Visits to area manufacturers will provide an up-close look at products being made as well as career advice and inspiration from the entrepreneurs who run the companies.

For parents/guardians interested in having their child participate in the local camp, the registration fee is$35which includes all materials and daily lunch.To register or receive more information, contact Erica Gilson, NWTC events and middle school specialist, at (920) 498-6817 orerica.gilson@nwtc.edu. Because of the hands-on nature of the program, space is limited.

The NWTC camp is part of a national program developed by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (NBT) and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). Camps will be offered at NACCE member community colleges throughout the United States.

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