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SKYCTC TO HOST SKY CAM FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS

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Male instructor showing two men how to use equpmentSouthcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) is offering an opportunity for high school teachers and counselors from Warren, Barren, Allen, and Simpson Counties to get an in-depth, hands on, exploration of Careers in Advance Manufacturing (CAM) at one of two summer sessions.

The camp, funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, is designed to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) / Advance Manufacturing (AM) careers to high school students and their career influencers: parents, teachers and counselors.

Each day of the camp, participants will be able to take part in hands-on activities such as programing robots, complete an arc welding project, and write programs for PLC s. The lunch sessions each day will feature speakers from area industries, and after lunch the participants will be able to tour local industries and observe demonstrations such as how automation technicians use robots to assemble a Corvette and how bridges are assembled at STUPP Bridge.

The camps will be open to the first 36 participants that sign up, and each participant will receive a $500 stipend at the end of the camp. In the future, students will be able to take advantage of this exciting, free opportunity.

There will be two camps offered this year by SKYCTC. The first will be from June 15 through 19, and the second will be held from June 22 through June 26.

For more information or to enroll in SKY CAM, contact Brian Sparks, Assistant to the Dean amp; Associate Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, at (270) 901-1228 brian.sparks@kctcs.edu or Kristina Tackett, Assistant Professor of Biology, at (270) 901-1096 kristina.tackett@kctcs.edu