CNM, APS Partner to Offer Career Technical Education Summer Camp for Kids

June 12, 2014 -- CNM and Albuquerque Public Schools are partnering to offer an afternoon Career Technical Education Summer Camp for 100 kids in sixth through eighth grades who are participating in Van Buren Middle School's Summer Program.
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The free camp will be held June 17 and 19, and July 8 and 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at CNM’s Main Campus.

“The camp will provide an excellent opportunity for middle school students to apply math concepts learned from their morning lessons to hands-on activities and projects completed in CNM’s labs and classrooms,” said Lisa Chakos Knapp, Career Technical Education outreach manager.

All students will participate in four learning modules led by faculty in CNM’s School of Applied Technologies, including:

  • Welding: Students will be introduced to the welding trade and will learn about the various welding processes and safety practices.
  • Surveying: Students will receive an overview of the surveying and mapping industry and the equipment used in the field.
  • Electricity & Plumbing: Students will learn about the plumbing and electrical trades, including tools of the trade and safety practices.
  • Carpentry: Students will get an overview of carpentry fundamentals to include blueprints, tools and safety.

On the evening of Thursday, July 10, CNM will host an open house for parents interested in learning more about the summer camp and seeing some of the projects created by the students.

“The Career Technical Summer Camp will offer middle school students a unique learning experience on a college campus and it will introduce them to potential educational and career pathways in a fun and interactive environment,” said John Bronisz, dean of the School of Applied Technologies.