hcc 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (6/17/13) – Some local middle and high school students are getting to do more this summer than just play video games, watch TV or hang with their friends. Approximately 30 students are attending Hopkinsville Community College’s Career Craze this week, June 17-20. The hands-on camps focus on agriculture and manufacturing sectors.  
 
"As honorary chair of this initiative, I’m thrilled to promote our community and technical college system and encourage students and their families to consider a technical career," said Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson. "Parents often overlook the great paying career opportunities that their children can access with a community college certificate or associate degree. This makes KCTCS’ Career Craze summer camp program even more valuable to our Kentucky families."
 
Lt. Governor Abramson will visit HCC’s campus to attend the Manufacturing Career Craze Graduation and Open House at 4p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the Technology Center, room 210.
 
Manufacturing Career Craze Graduation and Open House Agenda:
Introductions – Carol Kirves, Associate Dean of Continuing Education
•Jerry Abramson, Lt. Governor
•Dr. Patrick Lake, HCC Interim President/CEO
•Dr. Randy Wilson, Interim Chief Community, Workforce and Economic Development Officer
•Stuart Zieman, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Program Coordinator
Welcome – Dr. Patrick Lake
Guest Speaker – Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson
Presentation of Certificates – Carol Kirves and Stuart Zieman
Technology Center Overview and Open House – Stuart Zieman
 
About the Career Craze Camps:
HCC’s Career Craze camps offer students in grades 7-9 the option to learn more about careers in agriculture or manufacturing.
 
Students attending the Agriculture Career Craze camp will:
•Visit working farms to learn about planting and harvesting crops.
•Understand how GPS technology is critical to the success of farms.
•Learn about crop scouting and soil conservation.
•Visit local industries to see how our crops are transformed into products.
•See how interest in agriculture and science can lead to a successful career.
 
Students attending the Manufacturing Career Craze camp will:
•Build a LEGO robotics model
•Visit local industries to see how technical abilities can lead to a successful career in manufacturing.
•Find out what it takes to be a programmer, technician or engineer and learn about the daily responsibilities of these professionals.
 
All 16 KCTCS colleges will host two camps during the summer. The camps will highlight different business/industry sectors such as utility, manufacturing, healthcare, etc. Students will learn more about each occupation and how it leads to high wage, high demand careers.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Rena Young

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Reports Released

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/15) ― The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Friday, April 17.… Read More

Kentucky Hospital Association and March of Dimes Recognize Baptist Health Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/17/15) — In 2012, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched the Partnership for… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6161

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4831

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 3896

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 3345

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 11, 2015 2968

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10048

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8434

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 3896

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 2170

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1076

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1038

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 916

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 823

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 579

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 524

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 488

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics