For the Metro Wire
Mid-State Technical College is hosting a summer camp experience to let middle and high school students gain hands-on exposure to current manufacturing and the basic entrepreneurial concepts and skills needed in the industry.
The Summer Manufacturing Camp is ideal for students entering 9th and 10th grade and runs Monday through Thursday, June 17–20 at the Mid-State Wisconsin Rapids campus, 500 32nd St. North.
Each day of the Summer Manufacturing Camp begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m., with drop-off and pre-camp activities available between 7:30 and 9 a.m. Lunch and snacks are included each day. The final day of camp, June 20, will include bus tours of regional manufacturing facilities as well as a parent showcase.
Attendees will explore hands-on skills common to several manufacturing trades and processes through state-of-the-art facilities. Students will use computer-aided design (CAD) and 3-D printing software to design a product and produce their products using a variety of techniques and equipment used in manufacturing careers. They will also interact with team members, local manufacturing business leaders, and entrepreneurs to increase their understanding of the modern manufacturing environment.
The camp is sponsored by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) and Mid-State business partners Gamber-Johnson, Steel King, West Bancroft Customs LLC, The Worth Company and Worzalla Publishing.
The college is also planning an additional summer manufacturing camp in Marshfield this August, with details coming soon. Learn more and register at mstc.edu/events.