Delta Holding Summer 'Tech Camp' For Teens 7-20-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Delta Holding Summer 'Tech Camp' For Teens 7-20-2010

Dozens of middle and high school students from across the Great Lakes Bay region are spending the next few days at Delta College's Construction and Technology Camp.
The teens will try and discover what exactly it is they will want to do when they grow up.
Delta College is providing a hands-on learning experience that can pave the way to a bright and profitable future.
“I want to be an engineer like my dad,” said Jake Jackson, one of several dozen youngsters getting a head start on their futures by exploring skills, crafts and careers related to construction, automotive and energy industries.
The Willett sisters are working side by side this week to see if they would like a career building houses.
“It's something different and we thought we would give it a try,” said Kennedy Willett.
The sisters said they're having fun but they have their own ideas on what they would like to do when they grow up. “I want to be a doctor and I like technology,” said Darian Kennedy. Courtney Letts, of Sanford, said she would like a more non-traditional job than other women. “I’m replacing the wheel bearing on this car,” said Letts. “I like working on cars and think it would be a cool way to make a living.”
Casey McGuire is a high school freshman, but likes the idea of being an auto tech. “Yeah this is cool, right now we're working on this axle,” said McGuire.
MITech+ is the group spearheading the construction and technology camp for those future wage earners who don't want a desk job.
“I think the trades have been overlooked for the last 25 years and we're teaching the kids they can make a good living if they have a skill,” said MITech+'s Bill Moneypenny.
The students are also learning that they don't have to have a four year college degree if they have a skill in the trades and that they can make a good living.
The four day camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., like a regular workday, and each day begins with safety training for each day’s activities.
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