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Career Academies:

A Day-in-the-Life Experience

Maker, Baker or Health Caretaker?

Most students entering grades 6-10 have more questions than answers about choosing their future careers.

Our Career Academies provide real-life experiences that’ll help students discover their interests and a career that’s right for them.

Many involve plenty of hands-on activities, making them as active and fun as a summer camp! 

Conducted by Macomb faculty, our academies include information on the college preparation required by each career.

The following Career Academies will be offered in Summer 2024 (registration coming on April 3)

Camp Scrubs (June 17-20, 2024)

Get a comprehensive overview of the medical field, and learn about the careers involved in medicine.

Makerspace Career Academy (June 24-27, 2024)

Step into the future with our Makerspace Career Academy, a hub of limitless possibilities where hands-on learning meets cutting-edge technology. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive program that guides you through the intricacies of 3D printing, small single-board computers, virtual and augmented reality, learning and applying computer-aided design, and artificial intelligence.

CSI at the PSI

Crime Scene Investigation taken to the max! Learn how features like footprints, fingerprints, and blood spatter are used to find the culprit!

  • 6th-8th grade: June 17-20, 2024
  • 9th-11th grade: June 24-27, 2024

Culinary Arts (July 29th-August 1, 2024)

This hands on academy will provide young culinary students a glimpse of a day in a commercial kitchen. Both hot food kitchen operations and pastry baking will be included.

Law Enforcement/Police/EMS Academy - East Campus, July 8-11, 2024

Protect and Serve! Learn the day-to-day activities and training required for each of these noble careers. The Academy culminates with a disaster scenario on the final day that shows how firefighters, police, and EMS work together to save lives and property.

Clay Modeling/Automotive Design July 15th-18th, 2024

In the 21st Century, most people think that cars are designed fully on computers. Wrong! Clay modeling is still an essential part of automotive design. Participants of the Automotive Clay Modeling Academy will have a hands-on experience for the entire week, learning the procedural steps that are required to produce a studio quality model. The week will consist of building an armature, adding clay to the armature, and use sculpting tools to craft a model from an approved design rendering. This camp is open to students entering the eighth through 10th grade and will be held at Macomb’s South Campus.

Architecture and Construction camp, July 15-18, 2024

Hands-on educational projects and games to learn the latest technologies in our built environment. Build and decorated a butterfly house, design a small architectural floor plan, created an electrical project with a battery, wire, and light, use candy to build a structural tower, created a digital 3D model, create a solar oven, build-decorate mini corn hole games, create a concrete garden steppingstone, build the Da Vinci bridge, and many more fun educational activities. Talk to professionals in design and construction about several career directions.

Forge the Future Camp, August 5-6, 2024

Learn how blacksmiths employ forging to create beautiful, functional works.

MACA Camp: June 24 – June 27, 2024

Media Arts are engrained in everything we interact with on a daily basis. From the movies we watch, the games we play, the apps we use and much more. This is a world-wide industry where people from any background can find their passion to create their future. During his workshop, you’ll be exposed to a variety of topics from photography, video, illustration, interactive design, animation, and design.

To register click the link below then search "youth programs"


Contact or 586.349.8712 for more information.