Junior high and high school students can experience a variety of career fields from automotive technology to environmental science at Southeastern Louisiana University this summer through “Zoom into Careers” workshops.
New to this year’s lineup of programs are Zoom Into Computer Science and Zoom Into Environmental Sciences, a news release said. Favorite Zoom programs from previous years to be offered include animation, automotive technology, industrial and engineering technology, photography, television, and theatre. More Zoom programs are being developed now.
Zoom into Careers is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for June 15 to 18. Registration will be limited in each workshop to small groups, some as low as six participants. Registration will continue through June 4 and will soon be available online at www.southeastern.edu/zoom. The workshops are $280 prior to May 7, and $295 until June 4.
“Our four-day workshops are designed to explore the variety of career paths available in each of these exciting fields. Participants attending Zoom workshops are exposed to a real work environment that focuses on teamwork and project completion,” said Charlotte Collins, director of Non-Credit Programs at Southeastern. “At the end of the week, Zoom participants demonstrate what they have learned to family and friends.”
Workshops are open to all seventh- through 12th-grade students and are scheduled on the main campus in Hammond, the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, as well as NTCC’s Greensburg campus.
“To celebrate our seventh year,” Collins said, “Southeastern has partnered with area high schools and NTCC to provide a taste of work in various fields. Please visit our website or contact us for updates.”