It’s never too early to plan for the future and summer is the perfect time for kids to explore and dream about their career interests and goals. While it may seem that middle school age students are too young to be thinking about a future job, summer programming gives them an opportunity to explore potential career fields in a relaxed and fun environment. Two Bucks County technical high schools are offering programs in a variety of fields so that kids can learn, create and try out ideas for whatever peeks their interest. View the options offered below:
Bucks County Technical High School
610 Wistar Rd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030
This Summer Exploratory program at BCTHS gives younger students time to consider possible career paths and gain experience in a wide number of areas. For students who may want to attend the school in their high school years, this is a chance to preview some of the school’s course options.
Possible classes include baking, candy making, automotive tech, forensics, self defense, art, woodworking and cosmetology. There are 28 choices in all.
The program runs for three full weeks from July 9 through July 26 from 8 am to noon daily. Students choose three different courses and have a new class each week. The programs are designed for students who have completed grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 and who reside in one of the six participating school districts. These schools include Bensalem Township, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Morrisville Borough, Neshaminy and Pennsbury School Districts.
Cost for the program is $295. Registration forms and more details are available online or by clicking here. For questions, call 215-949-1700 ext. 2952/2348 or email Mrs. Schmidgall at [email protected] or Mr. Ody at [email protected].
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
2740 York Rd., Jamison, PA 18929
The Summer Career Exploration at MBIT offers students heading to high school the opportunity to explore new career options as they make educational choices for their future. Students entering 8th, 9th or 10th grades will be eligible to participate in the week long program.
Classes in this program include culinary arts, pastry arts, automotive trade, building trades, drone discovery, web design, digital animation and crime and accident investigation. There are 12 options in all. The program runs during the week of July 9-13 and is divided into two sessions, morning and afternoon. Participants may attend one or both sessions. Tuition is $150 per course.