Versailles, Ky. (April 17, 2013)— Middle and high school students across the state will have the opportunity to do more this summer than just play video games, watch TV or hang with their friends. Those who choose can attend Career Craze, hands-on camps offered through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).
Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson and KCTCS Chancellor Jay Box, as well as workforce partners from Maysville and Somerset, spoke at a press conference today at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Leestown Campus) to kick off Career Craze.
"As honorary chair of this initiative, I’m thrilled to promote our community and technical college system and encourage students and their families to consider a technical career," said Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson. "Parents often overlook the great paying career opportunities that their children can access with a community college certificate or associate degree. This makes KCTCS’ Career Craze summer camp program even more valuable to our Kentucky families."
All 16 KCTCS colleges will host two camps during the summer. The camps will highlight different business/industry sectors such as utility, manufacturing, healthcare, etc. Students will learn more about each occupation and how it leads to high wage, high demand careers.
“Through KCTCS’ statewide, workforce partnerships, we are able to provide Career Craze participants the opportunity to experience interesting, unique and innovative careers first-hand that can jump-start their futures,” said KCTCS Chancellor Jay Box.