NORWALK - Cerritos College's Pathway Programs hosted middle school and high school students in summer workshops, where they were introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.Since June, workshops covering topics such as robotics, solidworks and career exploration have been offered at no cost to the middle and high school students. For seventh grader Sandra Alvarado, the summer camp has been a positive experience. "We built robots and had a competition using them. Then we programmed a robot game," said Sandra, who attends Faye Ross Middle School in Artesia. "I think I want to study (robotics) in college." The summer enrichment program was funded by the Career Technical Education Pathways Initiative Grant provided by the Economic and Workforce Development Department of the California Community College Chancellor's Office. The purpose of the initiative was to provide opportunity for seventh- and eighth-grade students to explore career technical education pathways and programs.
********** Published: July 22, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 14