“Time for New Career Choices: Engineering 101” Summer Career Exploration Camps at TNCC to Expose Students to Careers in Engineering

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VIRGINIA PENINSULA — Aspiring engineers from area high school engineers will be off to camp this summer but not just any run of the mill summer camp. Time for New Choices, Engineering 101 is a free week-long summer camp offered by the Office of Outreach and Recruitment at Thomas Nelson Community College. Aimed at students in grades 9 through 10, the camp is designed to expose students to careers in the science and engineering industry. The camp features TNCC faculty and other professionals teaching engineering lessons through hands-on activities, demonstrations, lectures and field trips. Camp participants will also be given individualized career and educational development plans to share with their parents and guidance counselors for support in accomplishing their goals.

The first camp is scheduled for June 23-27 with activities from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Triangle Campus in Williamsburg. The second camp which will begin July 7 will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through July 11, at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton. There is no fee to attend these camps. Interested students must register by June 6 by calling 825-3524 or by visiting the Office of Outreach and Recruitment located in the Hampton III Building at 535 Butler Farm Road.

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