Brockway High School, which hosts camper explorations

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – Brockway Jr. Senior High School is hosting a camp exploration this week to learn more about manufacturing companies in the area.

Students in grades 7-12 learn valuable skills needed to work in a variety of industries. This week is specifically for manufacturing companies. Camps begin at Brockway Junior-Senior High School from 9am to 3pm. Each week there is a different variation of participating companies.

A group of students were brought to Phoenix Sintered Metals LLC for a tour of the facility. You could get private lessons in any part of the complex.

“I think it would be a pretty funny thing, but at the same time decently serious so you don’t screw anything up.” said eighth grader Hayden Irwin.

Later this week, students will visit Beverage Air, Gasbarre Products Inc. and Miller Fabrication where students can conduct hands-on activities and learn from the experts.

Colleen Prechtl, Project Coordinator for Workforce Solutions in North Central Pa. at the Workforce Development Board for the region, spoke about the importance of the camp in this region.

“We do camp explorations because the students can see what manufacturing careers we have in our area. A lot of students don’t realize that we have the same careers as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia or a bigger city. So they think their options are limited by where we live because we live in a rural community,” Prechtl said. “By showing the plants and careers in the plants, they see that they have the same opportunities as big cities, so we’re hoping to keep future workers here.”

Students can still register for these camps. They are open to everyone in grades 7-12. Contact Colleen Prechtl at [email protected]

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