Wiregrass hosts Career Tech Camp for Valdosta High students


June 7, 2013

Valdosta, GA— Valdosta High School and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held the third annual Career Tech Camp the week of June 3. Students from Valdosta High School signed up to participate in the week long camp that exposed them to various career paths offered at the college. 15 students spent the week rotating through programs like business administration, drafting technology, criminal justice, horticulture, cosmetology, industrial systems technology, and clinical lab technology. In each of the program areas the students were given the chance to participate in a class project that demonstrated some of the skills that would be mastered through the program.

One VHS student who chose to shadow in the optical program was especially intrigued with the career possibilities. The student, who needed a new pair of glasses, was able to watch as Wiregrass students and optical instructor Gerald Wilkerson created a brand new pair of glasses for the VHS student.

Shamiyah Harris had the chance to shadow in the practical nursing and early childhood care programs. “This camp gave me the chance to explore some different career fields,” stated Shamiyah. “As I enter into my senior year at Valdosta High, I have a better idea of the direction I want to go into for a career. I would recommend that others take advantage of opportunities like this to explore different career options.”

The Valdosta High School students who participated in the camp were Cameron Armstrong, Blake Blanton, Aailyah Brown, Dante Davis, Shamiyah Harris, Brittany Hunt, Brianna Johnson, Mizannie Matthews, Kia Loud, Sarah Peterson, Brenden Smith, Kenyanna Taylor, Amara Thompson, Aaekwon Wilson, and Quentin Wilson.

Career Camp Student with Greg Maddox
Wiregrass Drafting instructor Greg Maddock works with a VHS student during the 2013 Career Tech Camp.

Camp Student
Student at the Career Tech Camp works intently.