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ERIC Number: EJ916629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Summer Camp for Girls Sparks Interest in Welding and Electronics
Peckham, Susanne
Tech Directions, v70 n1 p14-15 Aug 2010
Even in the face of a recession, great careers are currently available in many technical fields, and throughout the nation efforts are under way to grow the workforce in those jobs through greater diversity. In this article, the author describes a weeklong, free summer camp offered by Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Alabama, which gets high school girls interested in nontraditional, hightech, high-wage careers in welding and electrical technology. The camp was held June 21-24. The college's fourth annual Summer Welding and Electrical Technology (SWeETy) camp offered participants a hands-on introduction to technical skills that can lead to high-paying, satisfying careers in high-growth industries. In addition to providing experiences in welding and electricity, the camp helps students develop problem-solving skills and teamwork as they participate in instructor-led projects and field trips and interact with female role models during industry-sponsored lunches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama