SCC to host Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® manufacturing camp this summer

May 05, 2014

St. Charles Community College will to host a Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® manufacturing camp for middle and high school students this summer. The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 7-11.

SCC to host Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® manufacturing camp this summer

Students learn while having fun at St. Charles Community College's Lego Robotics Camp, 2013.

Designed to help inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers, the camp is a technical, hands-on experience to introduce students to 21st-century manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurial skills.

“High school participants will use technology and focus on creating a product from start to finish, providing them practical experience to build their confidence and set a foundation if they choose a career in one of the trades,” says Amy Fitzwilliam, SCC program coordinator.

Middle school participants will focus on robotics using the newest Lego Robotic Engineering EV3 kits. During the camp, participants will explore entrepreneurship, computer-aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC) programming and machining, automation, robotics and more, while emphasizing product creation, problem solving and team building. 

“There is an ever-increasing demand for highly skilled professionals who can design, program and operate technology, and this camp allows students to learn about these opportunities,” Fitzwilliam said.

Visits to area manufacturers will provide an up-close look at products being made as well as career advice and inspiration from the entrepreneurs who run the companies.

The registration fee is $159, which includes a camp T-shirt, instruction and materials, and transportation for all field trips to local manufacturers. Due to the hands-on nature of the program, space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

To register, call 636-922-8233 or register online at stchas.edu/learnforlife. For more information, call Amy Fitzwilliam at 636-922-8335. 

This camp is part of a national program developed by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.  

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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