Stanly Community College (SCC) hosted its annual Career Camp on June 15-17 for rising 8th and 9th grade students across Stanly County. The camp provides an opportunity for participants to explore different career pathways offered by the College. Campers were given a choice to sign-up and explore programs within the School of Business and Technology, Health Sciences and Public Service, and Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology.
Misty Hughes, Coordinator of Recruiting for Stanly Community College, explained, “The Middle School Camp allows students the opportunity to explore possible career interests and become more familiar with all the wonderful offerings that are available to them at their local community college. This year’s event was hugely successful as we hosted approximately 100 students each day for the three day camp.”
Additionally, campers learned about the College and Career Promise (CCP) program. This program allows high school junior and senior students (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher) to take tuition-free college courses. Many of the courses/programs the campers attended are accessible through the Career and College Promise program, with over 23 pathways available.
Rising 8th and 9th grade students were able to experience what a day in the Cosmetology program is like. As students enter into their junior and senior years in high school, they can take free Cosmetology classes through the Career and College Promise program.
Campers also participated in the Early Childhood Education program. This is another pathway where high school juniors and seniors can take free classes through the Career and College Promise program.
Campers got an up-close view of what the Simulation and Game Development program is all about. This is another pathway through the Career and College Promise program.
Campers enjoyed investigating the Welding program, located at the Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Building. A Welding Certificate is another pathway offered through the CCP program.