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GRCC hosts woodworking, manufacturing summer camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Leah Nixon

Director of Communications

616-234-4213

lnixon@grcc.edu

May 19, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sixth- through eighth-graders can explore the worlds of woodworking and manufacturing through two summer camps offered by Grand Rapids Community College. The cost for each is $50 and includes lunch.

GRCC’s popular woodworking camp is back for two sessions: July 8 to 11 and July 21 to 24. In this camp, students will use a variety of tools in GRCC’s state-of-the-art labs at its Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC facility, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. They’ll explore the world of woodworking and carpentry — and learn some math and science along the way.

New this year is the manufacturing camp — July 14 to 17 and July 28 to 31. Campers will work with basic manufacturing equipment, see different types of manufacturing, learn what “lean manufacturing” is, and watch the creation of products at a manufacturing site. They will show what they have learned by manufacturing a product that they can take home.

“The GRCC M-TEC is committed to showing young people the opportunities in occupational programs,” said Julie Parks, director of workforce training. “These summer camps are one way to help students explore and discover new fields that lead to great jobs.”

For more information about the woodworking camps, or to register, click here.

For more information about the manufacturing camps, or to register, click here.

GRCC encourages the entire community to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate a need for an accommodation, or have questions about accessibility, please call the workforce training office at (616) 234-3400 in advance of your visit or program participation.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.