RLC's CTE camps give glimpse into exciting careers

INA, Ill. (Feb 26, 2019) – When it comes to navigating any number of technical or health care industries, Rend Lake College is here to help. This year, RLC is combining the popular Discovery Camp with new Career Technical Exploration (CTE) camps to offer more chances for middle and high school students to learn more about their future in these careers.

Students, specifically those between seventh and twelfth grades, are invited to attend one, two or three different camps on June 12-13 to learn more about the agriculture, computer science, health care and unmanned aircraft or drone. All of the camps are free to attendees and include a camp T-shirt.

Students participating in the one day Career Exploration camp will spend the morning discovering the many different opportunities in Agriculture. This portion will address the many different career opportunities in agriculture while offering fun hands-on activities. They will experience being in the driver’s seat of a growing industry, featuring crops, soils, tractors, heavy equipment, and much more.

Career Exploration campers will then spend the afternoon exploring two unique industries, Computers and Drones. Get hands-on with state-of-the-art computer equipment and learn how to fly a drone while taking photos and film footage. The camp meets from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the RLC Student Center on the Ina campus.

RLC’s other offering comes in the form of a multi-day Health Care Camp, also known as Discovery Camp, will immerse students in the world of health care. On day one, campers will learn about many health care fields, such as Emergency Medical Services, Radiology, Nursing, Medical Coding, Phlebotomy, and Medical Assisting. The second day of camp will be held at a local hospital for campers to interact with health care professionals and equipment.

The camp meets from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the RLC Student Center on the Ina campus, and from 9 a.m. – noon, Thursday, June 13 at a local hospital. Additional details will be provided following receipt of registration.

Transportation will be provided to the one-day Career Exploration camp and the first day of the Health Care camp by establishing some pick-up and drop-off points throughout the area. Pick-up and drop-off points will be in McLeansboro, Mt. Vernon, Pinckneyville and the RLC Ina campus.

Lunch will be provided during Career Exploration and Health Care camps, and for those who attend both camps on June 12. Parents and guardians are invited to attend with their student.

Registration forms are available by contacting RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or . Submit all completed forms to the division at 468 N. Ken Gray Pkwy, Ina, IL 62846. These camps are provided for free to local students, thanks to sponsorships.

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