MATC to Offer Free Summer Camps in Robotics for High School Girls and Health Care Career Exploration for High School Boys in Mid-June

June 1, 2017

MATC to Offer Free Summer Camps in Robotics for High School Girls and Health Care Career Exploration for High School Boys in Mid-June


MILWAUKEE (May 25, 2017) – Milwaukee Area Technical College will hold two free week-long summer camps for high school students 16 years of age and older in June at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St. Offered through a Non-Traditional Occupations (NTO) grant, the goal of the camps is to expose students to careers generally occupied by workers of the opposite gender. NTO programs are defined as those in which men or women comprise less than 25 percent of the workforce.


“Girls Who Bot, Build and Code: Robotics Summer Camp” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 12-16. The camp for girls will feature training in designing, assembling and programming a robot to complete a task. Students will learn about electronics, mechanical and coding components, technologies needed in robot creation, computer-aided design, 3-D printing, mechanics, programming and basic source code.


“Health Care Career Exploration for Boys” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, June 12-15. Students will explore careers in echocardiography, anesthesia technology, surgical technology and health information technology. Participants will be able to work with equipment used in MATC health programs.


Students must be at least 16, and have written parental permission. The registration deadline for both camps is Wednesday, June 7.  For more information and to obtain a permission and class registration form, call (414) 297-7334, or write


Wisconsin’s largest technical college and the most diverse two-year institution in the Midwest,       Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Approximately 40,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers 200 academic programs; nearly 400 transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees; and School of a Pre-College Education that assists people to complete high school, prepare for college or enter the workforce. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.