Four days of fun and hands-on career-oriented activities recently wrapped up for 48 local junior high-aged kids who attended the Cuesta College Career Technical Education (CTE) Summer Camp, which was held June 10-13, on the San Luis Obispo campus. The participating 7th and 8th grade campers let the sparks fly via welding exercises, took part in a search and rescue demonstration with local volunteer dogs, built balsa wood gliders and played “The Real Game;” an activity intended to show the kids just how much money is necessary to sustain a desired lifestyle.

 

“It was shocking to learn how much it takes to do certain things,” said 12-year-old Bella Yaguda, who aspires to be a biology technician. “I realized I had to put the horse I wanted back.”

 

“This camp was very fun for the kids but also gave them a dose of reality,” said camp director and Cuesta College CTE faculty member Sabrina Robertson. “It provided them with opportunities to learn about careers they may not have known existed, as well as foster passions for areas they are already are interested in.”

 

The majority of the activities focused on business, health, information science and welding.   The camp was offered at no cost and funded through SB70/SB1133. There are plans to hold the camp again next summer.


Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Email: Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted: 6/13/13