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June 2012 News Releases

Summer Camp Held at Washburn Tech

Washburn Tech is holding a Summer Day Camp in June for youth who will enter grades 7, 8, 9 or 10 this fall.  Youth will be able to explore four career areas of their choice per week through hands-on activities.  The importance of academic success will be stressed.  The one-week day camp is offered the first, second, and third weeks of June and is open to youth throughout the area.

On Wednesdays Washburn Tech is partnering with the YWCA Boys and Girls Club and others to provide activities and life skills for youth programming.   Wednesday partnership programs include Relationships and Dating presented by the YWCA, Healthy Eating/Making Good Food Choices by the Washburn University Wellness Center, Fun with Rocks, Minerals and Crystals by KenLyn Gems and more.

Each week a different mix of technical programs is offered.  Programs include Building Technology, Cabinet/Millwork, Commercial and Heavy Construction, Electricity, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology, Nursing Assistant, Bookkeeping & Accounting, Business Administrative Technology, Legal Office Professional, Medical Office Specialist, Computer Technology, Graphics Technology, Machine/Tool Technology, Technical Drafting, Welding Technology, Auto Service Technology, Auto Collision Repair, and Diesel Technology.

Workforce demand for technically trained employees continues to grow.  Graduates of many Washburn Tech programs earn $25,000-$45,000 per year after just one to two years of training.  The camp has been developed to help youth understand the value of technical training and the employment opportunities for graduates.

Washburn Tech offers 25 technical programs, most of which are about 48 credits in length, in one of five divisions – Construction, Health Care, Transportation, Human Services, and Technology.  In addition, short-term continuing education and custom courses are offered.  Washburn Tech serves post secondary students as well as students from 16 consortium high school districts in Northeast Kansas.  Through the Washburn Tech Consortium, area high school students have the opportunity to begin preparing for the technical career of their choice.  Washburn Tech students have the option of continuing for their Associates Degree and beyond.

 To inquire about technical programs or future courses please contact Washburn Tech at (785) 273-7140 or visit our website

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Jonathan Wimer, coordinator of continuing education and marketing, Washburn Tech, (785) 228-6390

Kathryn Stroebele, associate director of student services, Washburn Tech, (785) 228-6320