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Summer Camps Another Smashing Success

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Each year at Saint Paul College, our Workforce Training & Continuing Education department hostPhoto of student using grinder in welding shop summer camps for young students providing experience in growing, in-demand career fields.

Throughout the 2022 summer, more than 200 students attended summer camps for these growing career fields:

  • Scrubs Healthcare Career Exploration Camp – over 100 attendees
  • Advance Manufacturing (three separate weeks)
  • Solar Energy – NEW THIS YEAR!
  • Video Game Design
  • Cosmetology & Esthetics
  • Culinary Arts

Photo of students in scrubs in a medical labStudents attending these summer programs ranged in age from 13 to 18. Each camp introduces youth to specific program opportunities and demonstrates what Saint Paul College offers. This highly successful program is sponsored by more than two dozen supporters, including Saint Paul Public Schools. Additionally, the MN State Office of Higher Education,M Health Fairview, Health

Force Center of Excellence and 3M provided grants to help students offset program costs.

Students loved the summer camps:

I loved learning the different skills and completing hands-on activities. Meeting new friends while learning new career fields really excited me!
I feel ready for college and am now interested in a career field I never thought of before!

The 2023 Summer Camp will include 20+ hands-on sessions, all introducing youth to various career paths during the week of camp. Registration opens on January 16, 2023. Check the Workforce Training and Continuing Education Summer Camps webpage in the Spring to register.

Scholarships are available to students who qualify.

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Photos by Emily's Photography and Ryan Mayer.

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