Elizabethtown, Ky. (July 9, 2013)— Some local students are doing more this summer than just playing video games, watching TV or hanging with their friends. More than 50 students are attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Career Craze, two hands-on camps featuring plastics technology and advanced manufacturing technology.
"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."
The Advanced Manufacturing Career Craze Camp includes using robots and other trainers on the ECTC Springfield Campus to manufacture a key chair or similar item to take home. Campers will visit T.G. Kentucky, a manufacturer of auto supplies, hear guest speakers from the area and learn about the requirements for a high-paying and rewarding career in the advanced manufacturing industry.
The Plastics Technology Career Craze Camp will include making products such as a plastic food container or similar item using the college’s plastic trainers. Campers will visit Flex Films, a manufacturer of plastic film, hear guest speakers and learn about the requirements for a high-paying and rewarding career in the plastics industry. Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will tour Flex Films with the campers.
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.