Career Exploration Camps Return to SIC Plus NEW Esports Camps
Middle school students will have the opportunity to begin exploring the various career options available in the world this summer. Southeastern Illinois College Community Education will be hosting Career Exploration Camps June 27-30. The camps, which are open to students of grades 6 through 8, will feature some of the various study and career opportunities available at SIC. A separate esports camp for middle schoolers will be held July 11 with one for high schoolers July 13 and 14.
In the Career Exploration Camps, campers can choose between nursing, diesel technology, and criminal justice. The welding camp is already full. Each class will be taught by SIC instructors and members of the various student clubs on campus.
Lori Cox, the Associate Dean of Workforce and Community Education, believes that this experience will be of great benefit to every student involved.
“These camps will allow the students to gain hands-on experience and knowledge about career fields available to them in the future,” said Cox.
The diesel technology camp will be taught by Chris Jones and the SIC Diesel Club. Campers will receive hands-on experience with basic mechanical skills and techniques. The class will also offer a base knowledge of the theory of internal combustion engines, as well as how to assemble working engines.
The nursing camp will be taught by SIC instructors, nursing students and healthcare professionals. Campers will learn how injections and IVs are delivered, nursing care using virtual reality, basic first aid, preventative health and fitness, and will enjoy a special visit from the AirEvac Helicopter and ambulances.
The criminal justice camp will be taught by an SIC instructor along with law enforcement officers. Campers will learn how police K-9s and their handlers work, meet the SWAT team and see an armored vehicle, learn how the bomb squad works, and meet a motorcycle officer.
The welding camp will be taught by Mark Thomas and the SIC Welding Club. Campers will learn basic skills of welding, torching, fabrication and grinding.
Cox believes that the camp will give students a preview of what SIC has to offer for college.
“The Career Exploration Camp shows both students and parents what SIC has to offer them for college and career readiness,” Cox said.
The Career Exploration Camps run June 27-30. Diesel and nursing camps are 9 a.m. to noon, and welding and criminal justice campus are 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $60 per session and lunch is provided for any student taking two sessions. To register, fill out the registration form at sic.edu/career-camp-form. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-252-5400, ext. 2248.
The new esports camp will be hosted by the SIC esports team, the Falcons Faction of Gamers (Falcons FoG). Camp for middle schoolers is July 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and will cost $30. Campers will learn the basics of Fortnite and Rocket League.
The high school esports camp is July 13 and 14, 9 a.m.-3p.m., and will cost $60. Campers will learn skills and tactics in Fortnite and Halo: Infinite, how to stream matches, and how to participate in tournaments.
Lunch will be provided for all who attend the esports camp, and the camp will be located in the new SIC Esports Arena across from the Harry L. Crisp Student Center cafeteria.
To register for the esports camps, fill out the registration form at sic.edu/esports-camp-form. For more information, contact Jason Fitzgerald at email@example.com or 618-252-5400, ext. 2229.