CLAYTON – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) recently held its annual Career Camp for students in grades eighth through 10th. This year over 90 students from MVCTC’s 27 partner schools attended Career Camp at the school’s Hoke Road campus in Clayton.
For over 20 years, the career exploration camp has been held for junior high students, offering them hands-on experience in a number of careers. The students who attended the week-long camp completed projects in Agriculture, Electrical Trades, Graphic Art, Health Careers, Heavy Equipment, Natural Resource Management, and Veterinary Science.
The students were grouped in programs where they completed hands-on projects in a different program Monday through Thursday and then were able to choose a program to work in on the last day of camp. They were joined by their families for a pizza party at the close of career camp. The program classes were taught by staff members of the MVCTC.
MVCTC also offered a “Teacher Career Camp” in conjunction with the Student Career Camp. This week long event was available for teachers from the 27 partner schools to attend and learn more about the career programs offered at MVCTC. The teachers attending camp were able to visit the same programs as the students and complete similar hands on projects.
For over 40-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.
For more information about MVCTC, visit www.mvctc.com.
Ross Shook from Ansonia participated in the MVCTC Career Camp. He is learning through hands-on activities what a career as a Graphic Artist would be like.
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