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TVCC to Host Aerospace Technology Summer Camp

Oregon middle- and high school students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning with Aerospace Technology during an Aerospace Technology Camp to be held on the Ontario campus Aug. 1-12.

In partnership with Treasure Valley Tech, which includes the Malheur County Poverty to Prosperity Board, Malheur Education Service District, Ontario, Vale and Nyssa school districts, TVCC and the CTE committee, the Aerospace Technology Camp includes local business, industry and government agencies which will provide instruction, tours and demonstrations.

Campers will learn about GPS and GPS satellites, robotics, drones, aerodynamics and the physics of wing structures, computer-aided design, pre-flight planning, photography, how to use cameras and drones, GIS, advanced aerospace welding, aerospace careers, and more, as well as have the opportunity to see much of what they’re learning being used in industry, on one of several field trips planned for the two-week camp (middle school students attend the first week only; high school students attend both weeks).

One goal of this camp is to prepare students to train for jobs readily available in the community. High school students who are already enrolled in TVCC’s Automated Control Systems course through the Treasure Valley Tech program will find this camp links directly to their program, as well as to high-demand, high-wage jobs.

A grant, provided by the Oregon Department of Education, will fund the camp for two years, and the camp is open to students attending nine middle schools and 14 high schools, located in Adrian, Baker, Burns, Burnt River, Crane, Grant Union, Harper, Huntington, Jordan Valley, Nyssa, Ontario, Pine Eagle and Vale.

More information can be found on the TVCC website, or contact Calvin Hiatt.

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