For almost 50 years, The Career Elevation and Technology Center has been offering career and technical education and training opportunities for St. Vrain Valley Students. These include traditional and after school course offerings, and for the first time ever, summer enrichment opportunities for rising middle schoolers (incoming 7th & 8th grade). Continue reading on to find out more!
We are pleased to offer an opportunity for middle school students to come and immerse themselves in interactive and hands-on experiences that will engage their curiosity. Additionally, students will learn about the variety of programs and opportunities available here at the Career Elevation and Technology Center.
Each Program Area offers both an AM (9:00 – 11:30) and PM (12:00 – 2:30) session that runs Monday through Thursday, June 14th – 17th, (Agriscience runs only Monday & Tuesday, June 14th & 15th). During this time, students will participate in various activities, labs, and projects, led by both current CETC students and Instructors.
This two-day Agriscience experience on Monday and Tuesday mornings, will focus on both animal and plant sciences. Explore these career pathways through hands-on experiences including: starting your own plants to take home; practicing handling, grooming, and taking vital signs of live animals; learning proper injection, suturing, and bandaging techniques in common animals; and much more! If you are interested in animals or agriculture, you are sure to have an amazing experience exploring this pathway!
If you are into cars and trucks, then this camp is for you! During this informational and hands-on four-day experience, students will move through a series of stations where they will learn and perform a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance and diagnosing of components and systems of current generation vehicles. Students will also participate in some exciting science-based activities that focus on the engineering behind these systems.
Health Science Academy
In this camp, students will explore four critical pathways within the medical field: Sports Medicine, Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant, and Emergency Medical Technician. Designed to provide students with a broad exposure of the skills and knowledge necessary in these medical fields, students will participate in a series of hands-on labs and activities set in a fun and safe environment.
Advanced Manufacturing Academy
Make your future! Join the Advanced Manufacturing Academy for a week of creating projects that will introduce you to the world of manufacturing. In this camp, students will discover the skills that comprise the key factors of product fabrication from start to finish. This includes designing, machining, electronics, and welding. Students will use their creativity and critical thinking skills to design and manufacture several take-home projects, including a name plate, soldering project, and spinning top. On the last day of this camp, students will tour one of our local manufacturing partners to experience this pathway in action! If you are ready to learn how things are made and then actually make them, join us for a week of manufacturing!
Welding and Fabrication
Welding is an essential component of many industries and welders help to build that world that we live in! In our Welding and Fabrication camp, students will develop an understanding of the various processes, positions, and materials utilized in modern welding and fabrication. Students will learn how to properly set up welding equipment and participate in stations where they will learn and practice proper welding techniques. Additionally, students will explore how properly set up and utilize a plasma cutter.