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Summer Classes for Middle School Students at GRTS
Careers So Hot They're Cool - Get Connected!

Grand River Technical School is offering summer school classes May 28 - June 30, 2009, for students who will be entering grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 for the 2009-10 school year! Students were able to select one of these three exciting courses! These fast-paced, fun, and challenging summer school classes will feature a number of careers including:

Course #1: Mechanical, Technical, and Construction Careers

  • Auto Service Technology: Learn the basics of automotive service and maintenance.
  • Auto Collision Technology: Gain hands-on experience in the basics of collision repair.
  • ATV Service: Learn the basics of ATV maintenance and repair.
  • Carpentry: Learn to use tools of the trade and begin to "build" on a great career!
  • Welding: Welding is a highly refined skill involving delicate balances of the right amount of heat and pressure. Students will learn the process of MIG (wire) welding.

Students will rotate through each career field, developing fundamental skills, learning basic processes, and discovering numerous career choices along each pathway. All classes are project-based and conducted in a "hands-on" atmosphere.

Course #2: Health Services Careers
The Summer Medical Academy Created for Kids

The Summer Medical Academy Created for Kids offers students exposure to various career opportunities in the health care field. Learn what it is like to work on an ambulance or a life-flight helicopter. Find out how some diseases spread from one person to another. Discover how the body functions every day to keep us alive. Learn to take a pulse and other vital signs. Students will have the opportunity to talk with several different types of health care professionals and take weekly field trips.

Course #3: Computer Maintenance & Technology

Students will participate in hands-on labs designed to familiarize them with personal computers, basic trouble-shooting, and file maintenance. They will learn about social networking sites, internet safety, and online etiquette. They will also gain practical experience in working with electronic components by participating in activities such as building robots.

Students should make career choices based on abilities and interests. Through GRTS Summer School 2009, students will experience a "snapshot" of all the opportunities available to them in high school and learn how GRTS prepares students for high-skill, high-demand careers for the 21st century!

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