College Camp Prepares Middle Schoolers for Future

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School is out for summer, but more than 200 middle school students were back in class today at Mid-State Technical College where they spent the day exploring the careers and skills of tomorrow.

This was the 23rd year MSTC hosted the College Camp. Students picked four different career sessions to attend throughout the day, with fields ranging from firefighting and EMS to cosmetology. It was just a small sampling of the more than 50 programs Mid-State Technical College offers.

"The kids can really get an exposure to different career options helping them to make informed decisions for their post secondary education and future career," New Student Specialists at MSTC Betsy Feaster explains.

Feaster says it's especially important to expose them to their options now.

"Really in these grades they're starting to formulate those ideas, taking general education classes or electives in junior high and high school it helps them get that broader knowledge for future decision making."

Coordinators say college camp fills up fast every year. If your child wants to attend next year's camp you are asked to contact the college.

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