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UWA Career Exploration Summer Camp now accepting student applications

2018 Application Career Exploration Summer Camp cover webThe University of West Alabama’s (UWA) Division of Economic Development and Outreach is now accepting applications for the 2018 Career Exploration Summer Camp (CESC). All applications must be received or postmarked by Thursday, Feb. 15.

There will be with two sessions, June 17-22 (Camp One) and June 24-29 (Camp Two), for rising high school sophomore and junior students.

The residential program, held on the UWA campus, offers students the ability to explore career options and prepare for college through interactive and engaging hands-on activities, field trips and presentations. The CESC Program, sponsored by the Daniel Foundation, is open to students attending public and private secondary schools located in Choctaw, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens and Sumter Counties .

The curriculum offers students a thorough look into current and emerging career fields, highlights of the knowledge and skills needed for each career, essential information on projected employment— where the jobs are and will continue to grow, and steps that students can take now, while in high school, to prepare for the future. In addition, students will participate in standardized applicant test preparation courses, business etiquette, computer training, academic enhancement activities, field trips and hands-on projects.

“Camp selection is competitive and space is limited,” said Program Coordinator Sanquenetta Thompson. “Exposure to career opportunities is important in making long-term educational decisions. The CESC is an intense and structured learning opportunity for youth in Alabama’s Black Belt region.”

Approximately 20 students from grades 10-11 will be accepted to participate in the 5-day summer program. Scholarships will include the following:
♦ All program costs/room fees
♦ Workshops/Handouts
♦ Room and Board
♦ Facility Usage
♦ Equipment/Supplies
♦ Travel (Field Trips)
♦ Lab Fees
♦ Speakers
The CESC is a competitive selection process program limited to 10 male and 10 female students per camp from eligible counties. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Parents are encouraged to participate in the application process. Guidance counselors may identify applicants to the CESC Program and assist them with completing the forms. To download an application package, click here.
Applications may also be obtained by contacting Sanquenetta Thompson at (205) 652-3408, sthompson@uwa.edu or call UWA’s Division of Economic Development and Outreach at (205) 652-3828. Completed applications can be returned via email or mail at UWA Station 45, Livingston, AL 35470.


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