The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center is running a Career & Technical Summer Camp again this June for students in grades six through eight. New this year, the camp has doubled in number of participants and will be held at two locations – the Brownstown and Willow Street LCCTC campuses.
The 2022 LCCTC Summer Camp features six popular areas of career and technology education including Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation Technologies, Culinary Arts/Chef, Public Safety Services, Digital Design and Print Media, and Healthcare Careers. The students are split into groups and each group switch between areas of study throughout each day.
“We have students attending from nearly every one of our sending school districts. The LCCTC Summer Camp aligns with the mission of Career Ready Lancaster! of connecting people with careers. We want to get younger kids excited about the types of industries that they could study at the CTC,” Mike Moeller, LCCTC Supervisor of Curriculum said. Moeller said that a significant portion of the grant funding the 2022 Summer Camp comes from the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board’s Business Education Partnership: Career Ready Lancaster! Expansion Project.
The free summer camp is popular with students and has already filled to its capacity. CTC staff said that it took less than 72 hours to fill up.
The Summer Camp occurs each year to students to offer a glimpse into what a career and technical education can look like. Each project is a demonstration of the hands-on instruction that students can receive at the Lancaster County CTC. Last year’s student projects included making pizza from scratch in the Baking and Pastry Arts program; building small metal toys in Advanced Manufacturing; a magnetic levitation car in Transportation Technology, and designing personal logos in Visual Communications. This year’s projects are still being developed.