Explore Skilled Trades Camp

Man training new mechanic

This five-day camp, offered by Global Campus and its partners, gives young people ages 14 to 19 the opportunity to explore careers in skilled trades.


Participants will learn about careers in:

  • truck driving
  • electronics and robotics
  • auto and diesel repair
  • welding
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

Camp participants will engage with industry professionals and employers, using their hands and minds to complete a set of four different projects related to the skilled trade professions highlighted in this program.

Snacks and water will be provided, but not lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. Wear comfortable clothing, pants and closed-toe shoes each day. Students who do not wear closed toe shoes and pants will not be able to participate and will be sent home. Watch the weather because workshop classroom temperatures will vary.

July 16 - 20, 2018

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

$149

Program fee covers a T-shirt, insurance, snacks and camp related expenses.
Registration Deadline: July 9, 2018

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location

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Northwest Technical Institute
709 S Old Missouri Rd
Springdale, AR 72764


Offered in partnership with

Northwest Technical Institute

USA Truck


Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors

Cliff Bar Logo

Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc. logo

Unilever Logo

University of Arkansas Education Renewal Zone logo

University of Arkansas Parking and Transit logo

This camp brings science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and skilled trades to camp participants ages 14 to 19, in a fun and challenging way through classes, interaction with skilled professionals, and hands-on projects. This is great camp for young people interested in learning more about engineering, business, vocational, technical and entrepreneurial careers.

We are excited to inspire camp participants to build on their natural curiosity by teaching concepts through hands-on learning. Skilled trades, after all, are some of the fastest growing industries in the world!

A few reasons your child (and you) will love the Explore Skilled Trades Camp:

  • Innovative curriculum. Your child will learn business and trade vocabulary words and important skills for success while having a great time!
  • Creative exercises. Your child will solve problems like a real professional. Our projects encourage teamwork, critical thinking skills and an early love for STEM and technical concepts.
  • Fun, hands-on activities. We'll engage your child's hands and mind.
  • Problem-solving with others. Two minds are better than one! Camp participants will learn how to work together and communicate with each other while meeting new friends.

Monday, July 16: Truck Driving

  • Welcome and Introduction to Trucking
  • Trip planning activity
  • Truck Demo Activity

Visit to Multi-Craft in Springdale, AR

Instructor

April Coolidge, USA Truck


Tuesday, July 17: Automotive Service Technology

  • Introduction to automotive and industry overview
  • Safety Briefing
  • Interesting automotive projects

Instructor

Dempsey Brown, NWTI


Wednesday, July 18: HVAC

  • What does HVAC include?
  • Heat Exchange
  • Humidity Removal
  • Air Flow
  • Student Projects

Instructor

Eric Schein, NWTI


Thursday, July 19: Welding

  • Welding profession overview and a short video
  • Welding PPE overview and inspection
  • Mig Welding and Plasma Cutting Demo
  • Hands on Mig Welding and Plasma Cutting Projects

Instructor

Mark Mansell, NWTI


Friday, July 20: Electronics Robotics

  • What does an Electronics Technician do?
  • What kind of equipment do we work on?
  • Let's learn something!
    • Ohms Law, the basic for everything
    • The Sky's the limit (not)
    • Making the robot move
    • Robot goes square dancing
  • Where do I go from here?

Instructor

Billy Graham, NWTI

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000

Become a Sponsor

  • With this level of sponsorship, your organization will provide 20 scholarships for students to attend camp
  • Prominent logo on website and all mass media marketing materials and at key events
  • Inclusion in all press releases and media events
  • Logo on T-shirts and banner signage at all recreation centers and parent events
  • Speaking opportunity during Summer of Dreams launch event
  • Employee volunteer opportunities
  • Invitation to participate in camp volunteer activities

Gold Sponsor - $2,500

Become a Sponsor

  • With this level of sponsorship, your organization will provide 10 scholarships for students to attend camp
  • Logo placement on website and all mass media marketing materials and at key events
  • Logo on T-shirts and banner signage at all recreation centers and parent events
  • Employee camp volunteer opportunities

Silver Sponsor - $1,250

Become a Sponsor

  • With this level of sponsorship, your organization will provide 5 scholarships for students to attend camp
  • Logo placement on website and all mass media marketing materials and at key events
  • Employee camp volunteer opportunities

Lunch Sponsor - $1,250

Become a Sponsor

  • With this level of sponsorship, your organization will provide lunch for students to attend camp
  • Logo placement on website and all mass media marketing materials and at key events
  • Employee camp volunteer opportunities