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OJC Press Release ID: 2805


Monday, June 4, 2018

Otero Junior College to Host Career Exploration Camps

 

Otero Junior College is set to host Career Exploration Camps this summer. The summer camps will take place twice a day from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 16-19 and July 23-26. The Career Exploration camps will be offered to incoming 6 – 12 grade students. The goal of the Career Exploration Camps is to introduce area youth to a variety of career paths before they enroll in concurrent courses or attend classes at OJC Hailey Wold, OJC summer camp director, explained. To register for the camp visit https://www.ojc.edu/about/newsevents/ojcevents/stemcamps/summerstem03.aspx.

During each 3-hour camp session, students will be exposed to a career of interest and participate in an activity related to that career. For the first hour of each camp, a career expert will share the following information with the campers: name, job title and job location, education/experience required for position, why they chose this career, what a typical day of work consists of, hours worked, best and worst things about the job, salary, and advice for students.

At the end of the Career Expert’s presentation, students will have an opportunity to ask the expert any questions they have that were not answered during the presentation. Students will then participate in a hands-on activity related to that career.

According to Wold, volunteers are needed to serve as career experts at the Career Exploration Camps. “If you can help, you’ll be asked to fill one, one-hour time slot.”

Up to this point career experts in the following fields have signed up to volunteer: district attorney, news reporter, pharmacist, wildlife officer, flight medic, nurse, crime scene investigator, and polygraph examiner.

“The success of our educational programs, outreach, and summer camps largely depends on the partnerships we have with our alumni and community members,” explained Wold. The volunteer career experts will be honored at a luncheon celebration on Friday, July 27 at 12:30 p.m., and their names will be published in a formal press release and on the program’s social media sites.

For more information about the Career Exploration Camps, or if you’re interested in volunteering, contact Wold at 719-384-6946 Hailey.Wold@ojc.edu.

 

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Otero Junior College is set to host Career Exploration Camps this summer. The Career Exploration camps will be offered to incoming 6 – 12 grade students. The summer camps will take place twice a day from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 16-19 and July 23-26.







 

 

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