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SUMMER TECHNOLOGY CAMP FOR YOUTH AT LSU ALEXANDRI ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EARN & LEARN FOR THE SUMMER

Released: 06/16/2004

The Rapides Parish Technology Center is hosting a summer camp to teach youth how technology affects various industries in central Louisiana. The Summer Technology Camp is open to youth ages 14-17 who live in Cheneyville, Forest Hill, Glenmora, Lecompte or McNary and who meet financial requirements. The Summer Technology Camp will be held July 6 through July 29, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Transportation and lunch is provided. There is no fee to attend, and students earn a small income while gaining real world experience.

During the program, participants will use digital pictures taken while on field trips to create brochures and flyers. They will interview employees and see first-hand how technology is utilized in the workplace. Students will use Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint software and will conduct mock interviews through compressed video technology. The Summer Technology Camp is a joint project between LSU Alexandria, the Rapides Parish Police Jury and the Workforce Investment Board. It is funded through the WIA Youth Council and targets youth from low-income families. Classes are held at the Rapides Parish Technology Center on the LSU Alexandria campus.

For an application and complete information, contact Curtis Havens at (318) 419-0141 or Freddie Price, Sr. at (318) 473-6512.