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Registration open for Macomb Community College’s summer career academies

– Monday, April 18, 2016 12:00AM

Academies provide hands-on exploration of careers for high school students

Registration is open for Macomb Community College’s ten summer career academies, which offer high-school students an opportunity for hands-on exploration of careers guided by professionals in those fields.  The first sessions begin June 20.

Each of the academies provides interactive experiences for students who are at least 14 years old (16 for the law enforcement and fire service academies).  New this year is Writing the Future, in which students will work with published, professional writers to learn about writing poetry, writing for money (grants, scholarships, etc.) and writing for social media.

“Macomb’s career academies help young people get a good sense of whether a particular career path is something that suits his or her strengths and interests,” said Ed Stanton, director of admissions and outreach at Macomb. “They explore career options by doing, as well as interacting with people working in those fields, which provides a realistic taste of what it would be like to actually do that kind of work.”

Career academies, dates, locations and fees are:

  • Law Enforcement, Fire and EMT: June 20-24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Campus, $90
  • Media and Communication Arts: June 20-23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, $90
  • Robotics: June 20-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, $90
  • Veterinary Technician: June 20-23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center Campus, $90
  • Writing the Future: June 20-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Campus, $90
  • Computer programming: June 27-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Campus, $90
  • Culinary/Pastry Arts: June 27-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Campus, $90
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles:  June 27-30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, no charge*
  • Biotechnology:  July 11-14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center Campus, $75
  • I.T. Gaming: Aug. 15-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Campus, $90

*Funding from the college’s National Science Foundation-funded Center for Advanced Automotive Technology allows students to attend the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Career Academy at no charge.

Lunch is included for all full-day academies.

Center Campus is located at Hall and Garfield roads in Clinton Township.  South Campus is located at 12 Mile and Hayes roads in Warren.  East Campus is located on Dunham Road in Clinton Township.

For more information about Macomb’s career academies, download the brochure at this link or call 586.498.4008. 

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: James Melton, 586.445.7271, meltonj@macomb.edu