Otter Tail Power Company has donated $5,000 to NDSCS in support of the Skills Careers Success Camp for 9th and 10th graders. The donation will be used for student scholarships to ensure that all interested students have an opportunity to participate in the camp.
The Skills Careers Success Camp will be held for two and one half days in the summer of 2017 and will provide students with the opportunity to experience a variety of career and technical programs offered by NDSCS. Participating programs include: Agriculture; Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology; Automotive Technology; Powersports Technology; Building Construction Technology; Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology; Diesel Technology; Electrical Technology; Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics Technology; Health Careers; Plumbing; Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology; Welding Technology; and Precision Machining Technology.
For the past eight years, NDSCS has hosted a week-long workshop where counselors, instructors, principals and superintendents from the southeast region of North Dakota visit campus and experience a variety of career and technical education programs. This program has greatly increased the awareness for career and technical careers among regional secondary school professionals. Participating schools have requested that NDSCS host a summer camp for their students to experience activities similar to what the instructors, counselors and administrators have experienced as they feel that is the best way for their students to understand the various careers.
Otter Tail Power Company Vice President of Customer Service Mark Helland (center) presented a check to NDSCS President Dr. John Richman and Vice President of Academic Affairs Harvey Link.