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.

Freshman College Experience - Hendricks Careertek

Freshman College Experience

A panel of college freshman and sophomore students will share their experiences of living in the dorms, attending classes, balancing fun with studies, cafeteria food and joining organizations, to name a few. Be prepared to ask questions not covered in college visits and marketing materials.

Grades: 11th & 12th
Date: May 28, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: Held Virtually
Instructor: Chloe Day
Deadline: May 28th

Babysitting Basics

Babysitting Basics

This Babysitting Basics course provides a foundation on which to build a babysitting business. Designed for new babysitters, this course delivers information clearly, concisely and interactively – the perfect way for young people to learn all about the responsibilities that come with the job.

Ages: 11-15

**Event Postponed**

Location: Hendricks Careertek
Instructor: American Red Cross Staff

Fire Ops | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

Fire Ops

This workshop introduces participants to basics of Fire Rescue. Participants will experience the essentials around fire rescue alongside professionals from the City of Beloit Fire Department.

Grades: 8th-12th
Fire Ops Academy Canceled
Location: Beloit Fire Department (1111 Church St. Beloit)

culinary - Hendricks Careertek

Culinary

Create a fun and interactive cooking experience.

Come join us at BTC Culinary Camp for two days of Good Eats. The camp will start off with food safety/sanitation and knife skills and then jump right in to be sure everyone cooks their own lunch the first day. Other topics to be explored will include global cuisines, the “Best of Janesville,” and don’t forget the desserts.

Grades: 6th-8th
Spots Available: 16
Date: June 23, 24, 2020
Time: 8:00-3:00 pm
Location: Blackhawk Technical College | Central Campus
(Transportation will be provided from Hendricks Careertek)
Instructor: Chef Robert Patrick
Deadline: May 22nd

Advanced Construction - Hendricks Careertek

Engineering/Construction

This workshop introduces participants to design principles measuring and basic construction. Participants will learn alongside professionals in the fields of architecture and construction from a local business; CCI. Over the course of the two days, youth will work in teams to design and construct a project. Projects will be donated to a local charitable organization.

Grades: 6th-12th
Spots Available: 16
Date: June 24, 25, 2020
Time: 9:00-4:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
Location: Hendricks CareerTek
Deadline: May 22nd

Python Programming Basics - Hendricks Careertek

Python Programming

Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from beginners to experts. Students will learn how to program using Python starting with simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. Students will also explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, students will use what they learned to create their own game.

Grades: 6th – 8th
Spots Available: 10
Date: June 29 & 30, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30 & 1:30-3:00
Location: Virtual, invitations will be sent. Students can use CareerTek location if they do not have access to a computer.
Instructor: Melissa Dix
Deadline: June 19, 2020

Animation Graphics with Python | Hendricks CareerTek

Animation and Graphics with Python

Computer graphics can be used in video games, movie making, maps, digital art and so much more. In this workshop, students will learn fundamental concepts of computer graphics and animation through fun Python programming activities. These activities include drawing simple shapes and positioning them on the display, grouping shapes, and using loops and conditions to animate them. We recommend that before attending this workshop the registrant has taken Python Programming.

Grades: 6th – 8th
Spots Available: 10
Date: July 2&3, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30 & 1:30-3:00
Location: Virtual, invitations will be sent. Students can use CareerTek location if they do not have access to a computer.
Instructor: Melissa Dix
Deadline: June 19, 2020

Web Programming - Hendricks Careertek

Front End Web Development

Students work through curriculum at their own pace. HTML, CSS, Javascript and interactivity with JS will be used to create and deploy a personal website.

Grades: 8th-12th
Spots Available: 15-20
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6-29
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Hendricks CareerTek
Instructor: Evan Rusmisel
Deadline: May 22nd

Girls Engineering & Construction - Hendricks Careertek

Girls Engineering & Construction

This workshop introduces participants to design principles, tool safety, measuring and basic construction. Participants will learn alongside professionals in the fields of architecture and construction from a local business, CCI. Over the course of the two days, the participants will complete a project that will be donated to a charitable organization.

Grades: 6th-12th
Spots Available: 16
Dates: July 8th & 9th
Time: 9:00-4:00 pm (Lunch provided)
Location: Hendricks CareerTek
Deadline: May 22nd

  • 9:00 Arrival @ CareerTek
  • Introductions 625 3rd St. Suite 200 Beloit, WI
  • 9:30-12:00 Introduction & engineering related activities
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45-1:45 Walking Field Trip, Hotel Goodwin 500 Public Avenue, Beloit
  • 1:45-4:00 Work on design project
Hospitality - Hendricks Careertek

Hospitality

This workshop introduces participants to a variety of hospitality services provided in the City of Beloit. Participants will learn alongside professionals from local restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions and service related businesses.

Grades: 6th-12th
Spots Available: 25
Dates: July 14th
Time: 8:00-3:00 pm (Lunch provided)
Location: Hendricks CareerTek
Deadline: May 22nd

  • 8:00 Arrival Introductions @ Hendricks CareerTek 625 Third Street, Suite 200, Beloit, WI
  • 8:15-9:00 Golf Lab
  • 9:00-9:45 IronWork Hotel
  • 9:45-11:00 The Velvet Buffalo
  • 11:00-11:45 Lunch on The Rooftop
  • 11:45-12:15 Walking tour of Pleasant and Grand Ave. establishments
  • 12:15-12:30 Travel to Beloit Club
  • 12:30-3:30 Beloit Club/swimming
Introduction To HVAC | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

Introduction to HVAC

Students will get to explore different areas that the HVAC/R industry has to offer through a variety of hands-on activities.

Grades: 6th-12th
Spots Available: 12
Dates: July 16, 2020
Time: 9:00-3:00 pm (Lunch provided)
Location: Blackhawk Technical College | Adv. Mfg. Ctr.
Instructor: Tony Jordan
Deadline: May 22nd

  • Soldering copper pipe
  • Threading black pipe
  • Cutting and bending sheet metal
  • Testing the operation of a residential HVAC System
  • Recover/evacuate and charge a residential AC system
  • Utilizing building automation systems
welding | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

Welding

Learn about educational and career opportunities in Welding and Manufacturing while welding together your own take-home project.

Grades: 7th & 12th
Spots Available: 12
Date: July 21, 2020
Time: 9:00-3:00 (Lunch Provided)
Location: Blackhawk Technical College | Adv. Mfg. Ctr.
15 Plumb St. Milton, WI 53563
Instructor: Bobbi Bishofberger, Joe Kluge
Deadline: May 22nd

Engineering and Construction - Hendricks Careertek

Advanced Construction

This workshop provides participants with opportunities to practice design principles, tool safety, measuring and basic construction skills. Participants will learn alongside professionals in the field of construction from a local business, CCI. Over the course of the three days, youth will build/remodel a project that will be donated to a community organization.

Grades: 9th-12th
Spots Available: 10
Date: **Postponed**
Time: 8:00-3:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
Location: TBD
Deadline: May 22nd

Entrepreneurship | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

Entrepreneurship

This workshop introduces participants to thinking creatively about business ideas and what it takes to develop an idea from start to finish. Participants will work in teams beginning with brainstorming and work all the way through plan execution The workshop is designed to be hands on, fun and an opportunity for participants to experience both small successes and failures just like the world of business.

Grades: 6th-12th
Spots Available: 25
Date: July 28, 2020
Time: 9:00-3:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
Location: Hendricks CareerTek
Instructor: Brian Morello
Deadline: May 22nd

  • 9:00 Arrival @ CareerTek/Introductions
  • 9:00-11:00 Introductions, basic business principles, brainstorming and concept research
  • 11:00-11:45 Lunch (provided)
  • 11:45-2:00 Project set-up and execution
  • 2:00-2:45 Visit to Irontek business incubator & Beloit College CELEB 437 E. Grand Ave, Beloit
  • 2:45-4:00 Accounting, Reflection and Recognitions
Web Programming | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

Make a Website with HTML/CSS

Did you ever wonder how websites are made? Have you ever wanted to make your own website? Making a website is easier than you may think. In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own website.

Grades: 6th – 8th
Spots Available: 10
Date: July 30 & 31, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30 & 1:30 – 3:00
Location: Virtual, invitations will be sent. Students can use CareerTek location if they do not have access to a computer.
Instructor: Melissa Dix
Deadline: June 19, 2020

Internet of Things & Smart Devices | Hendricks CareerTek

Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Devices

From color changing lights to garage door openers to smart refrigerators, more and more devices are connected via the Internet. So how does it work? Learn all about the Internet of Things and what it takes to control a light emitting diode (LED) through the Internet. You will build a circuit, program firmware and create a web page to control the LED. Sounds hard? Join the workshop and you will be an Internet of Things expert in no time.

Grades: 6th – 9th
Spots Available: 10
Date: August 3 & 4, 2020
Time: 10:00-11:30 & 1:30-3:00
Location: Virtual, invitations will be sent. Students can use CareerTek location if they do not have access to a computer.
Transportation provided from Hendricks CareerTek if needed.
Instructor: Melissa Dix

Police Science | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

Police Science

This workshop introduces participants to a variety of duties, skills and responsibilities of police officers. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about police investigation skills, techniques, strategies and put their investigation skills to the test.

Age: 13-18
Spots Available: 20
Date: Aug 4th
Time: 9:00-3:00 (Lunch Provided)
Location: Hendricks CareerTek
Instructor: City of Beloit Police Dept.
Deadline:

  • 9:00 Arrival @ Hendricks CareerTek
  • 9:30-12:00 Police Science Activities
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00-4:00 Activities continued
    Walking field trip to the City of Beloit Police Department
    100 State Street, Beloit, WI”
SCRUBS | Summer Academy - Hendricks Careertek

SCRUBS

Students will learn the basics of Python programming including: simple data types (e.g., floats, integers, strings and lists), comparisons, if statements and loops.

Grades: 6th & 8th
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