Explore some of the hottest careers today in the medical sciences, firefighting operations, coding, construction and engineering hospitality and more.

These academies are designed to provide hands-on learning experiences, exposing students to a range of skills and careers.

Tech Girlz | 2 Day Academy

@ BTC Milton Campus
15 Plumb St, Milton WI 53563


Intro to Arduino Programming and Animated Fashion (Bracelet)


Day 1:
In this workshop, participants will use the micro:bit’s drag and drop interface, MakeCode, to learn how to code the device. Students will walk through the various features of a micro:bit and learn how the code they create can activate animation, temperature sensing, radio buttons and motion sensors. Students will also design and make their own animated bracelet.

Day 2:
The credit-card sized Arduino board is used in robotics, to control sensors, or to create wearable technology. In this workshop, students will get hands-on with their own Arduino to create projects using sensors and light displays. No coding experience is required.

This academy is made possible through a collaborative partnership between Hendricks CareerTek and Blackhawk Technical College. Instructional materials provided by Tech Girlz.


Who:  Ages 12-18 (Limited to 20 students)
When:
  Wed-Thu, June 26 & 27
Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  BTC Milton campus (15 Plumb St, Milton, WI 53563)
Food:  Lunch & snacks provided
Cost:  No cost—Cost for devices is covered by Hendricks CareerTek

Fire Ops | 2 Day Academy

@ City of Beloit Fire Dept.
1111 Church St. Beloit, WI


In partnership with the City of Beloit Fire Department

Fire Ops is an exciting opportunity to dive into understanding the life saving profession of fire ops. Be part of exploring three different perspectives and their roles as part of a life saving team–emergency medical, fire rescue and rescue specialties.

  • Fire Investigation
  • Disaster planning
  • Hazardous materials
  • Technical rescues
  • SWAT medic and more

Day 1:
Experience a day in the life of a professional fire fighter with engine operations, vehicle extrication (using equipment to remove people trapped in vehicles) and basics of emergency medical services.

Day 2:
Deepen your experience by testing your skills in the confined spaces trailer, using tools of the trade to gain forcible entry and more.


Who:  Ages: 14-18 (Limited to 25 students)
When:  Wed-Thu, July 17 & 18
Time:  8:00 am-4:00pm
Location:  City of Beloit Fire Department 1111 Church St.
Food:  Lunch and snacks provided
Cost:  No cost

Engineering & Construction | 2 Day Academy

@ Hendricks CareerTek


Thinking of a future in engineering or architecture or construction? Learn basic design principles alongside professionals from the field and put your skills to the test with an opportunity to build your design. Participants learn necessary safety to handle basic tools and necessary skills like reading a tape measure.


Day 1:
Participants work with a local architect to learn basic design principles, which are applied to their original little library designs. Working with Sketch up, designs are taken from free hand concept drawings to actual 3D designs for construction on day 2.

Day 2:
Participants work with construction professionals to learn about tool safety, basic construction skills and more to create their original Free Little Library designs.


Who:  Ages: 12-17 (Limited to 25 students)
When:  Tue-Wed, July 23 & 24
Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Hendricks CareerTek 625 3 rd St. Ste. 200
Food:  Lunch and snacks provided
Cost:  No cost

Participants are required to wear pants and closed toed shoes for safety purposes during this academy. Additionally, all participants will receive safety instruction prior to engaging in any activities.

Hospitality

@ Hendricks CareerTek


In partnership with The Rock Bar and Grill, WM Day Spa, Beloit Snappers, Hampton Home2Suites, Riverside Dairy Queen and Visit Beloit


Day 1:
Experience the diversity in the field of hospitality with some of our community’s local leaders in the industry. This is a fast and furious day of hands-on experiences in an industry that is all about service and customer satisfaction.


Who:  Ages: 13-17 (Limited to 25 students)
When:  Tue, July 30
Time:  8:00 am-3:30 pm
Location:  Hendricks CareerTek 625 3 rd St. Ste. 200
Food:  Lunch at the Rock Bar and Grill
Cost:  No cost

Police Science

@ Hendricks CareerTek


In partnership with the City of Beloit Police Department

Calling all young women interested in design and building!  This is a female only opportunity to learn the basics around engineering and construction.  Come learn from successful women in the industry and work with them should to shoulder for this two day experience.  Learn the essentials of safety, tool usage and the empowerment that comes with seeing something designed by you come to life.


Day 1:
Come explore the world of police science. Spend a day along side police officers to get a fun, hands on look at what it takes to investigate crime scenes, understand the complexities of body cameras, special operations and more. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see beyond the uniform.


Who:  Ages: 13-17 (Limited to 25 students)
When:  Thu, Aug. 1
Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location:  Hendricks CareerTek 625 3 rd St. Ste. 200
Food:  Lunch and snacks provided
Cost:  No cost

Entrepreneurship

@ Hendricks CareerTek


In partnership with CELEB at Beloit College

Dreaming of owning your own business someday? Have a great idea for a service or product but don’t know what to do next? Or maybe you want to start your entrepreneurial experience now? This day is designed just for you. Come exercise your business skills and creative thinking muscles and spend a day seeing the future.


Who:  Ages: 13-17 (Limited to 25 students)
When:  Wed, Aug. 7
Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location:  Hendricks CareerTek 625 3 rd St. Ste. 200
Food:  Lunch and snacks provided
Cost:  No cost

Coding | 3-Day Academy

@ CareerTek


In partnership with Rakuten and Google

Day 1 & 2:
Apps, video games, robots, the Internet — the world runs on code. Learn to code and create with a programming language used at major companies like Google.

Create exciting code projects, visit a local tech company, and discuss everything geeky with a local software engineer. Beginners and advanced coders alike will learn new skills and abilities to take beyond the class.

Day 3:
Field trip to Google headquarters in Chicago. This is a one of a kind experience to see behind the scenes of a major tech giant and how coding is used everyday.


Who:  13-17 (Limited to 20 students)
When:  Tue-Thu, Aug. 13-15
Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location:  Hendricks CareerTek 625 3 rd St. Ste. 200
Food:  Lunch and snacks provided
Cost:  No cost

More Information

Tina Salzman | Business Education Director -- CareerTekTina Salzman
Business & Education Director
262-203-3942
tinasalzman@hendrickscareertek.com

Susan Day - Hendricks CareerTekSusan Day
Director of Education Services
608-295-1356
susanday@hendrickscareertek.com

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