MATC summer camp will help girls code, boys explore health care

Week-long camps offered to high school students over 16

MATCs downtown Milwaukee campus.

Milwaukee Area Technical College will be offering two camps this summer intended to help high school boys and girls learn about careers not typically associated with their gender.

MATCs downtown Milwaukee campus.

The camps are offered free through a non-traditional occupations grant and are held at MATC’s downtown Milwaukee campus.

“Girls Who Bot, Build and Code: Robotics Summer Camp” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 12 to June 16. The camp for girls will feature training in designing, assembling and programming a robot to complete a task. Students will learn about electronics, mechanical and coding components, technologies needed in robot creation, computer-aided design, 3-D printing, mechanics, programming and basic source code.

“Health Care Career Exploration for Boys” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, June 12 to June 15. Students will explore careers in echocardiography, anesthesia technology, surgical technology and health information technology. Participants will be able to work with equipment used in MATC health programs.

The registration deadline is June 7 and students must have written parental permission. For more information and to obtain a permission and class registration form, call (414) 297-7334, or write amruten@matc.edu.

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