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MATC to Offer Free Summer Camps in Robotics for High School Girls and Health Care Career Exploration for High School Boys in Mid-June

June 6, 2017

Please note, the registration deadline has been extended to Friday, June 9.

Milwaukee Area Technical College will hold two free week-long summer camps for high school students 16 years of age and older in June at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St. Offered through a Non-Traditional Occupations (NTO) grant, the goal of the camps is to expose students to careers generally occupied by workers of the opposite gender. NTO programs are defined as those in which men or women comprise less than 25 percent of the workforce.

“Girls Who Bot, Build and Code: Robotics Summer Camp” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 12-16. The camp for girls will feature training in designing, assembling and programming a robot to complete a task. Students will learn about electronics, mechanical and coding components, technologies needed in robot creation, computer-aided design, 3-D printing, mechanics, programming and basic source code.

“Health Care Career Exploration for Boys” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, June 12-15. Students will explore careers in echocardiography, anesthesia technology, surgical technology and health information technology. Participants will be able to work with equipment used in MATC health programs.

Students must be at least 16, and have written parental permission. The registration deadline for both camps is Friday, June 9. For more information and to obtain a permission and class registration form, call (414) 297-7334, or write amruten@matc.edu.