WASHINGTON, DC (WJER) - Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator is encouraging kids to participate in a manufacturing camp over their break this summer, like the one at Buckeye Career Center.
Sherrod Brown says his office partners with local companies and organizations each year to host these camps, aimed at children in grades 4-8.
“I’ve gotten a lot of calls over the years from parents just saying how this has really piqued an interest for a child, for their little seventh [or] sixth-grade girl or fifth-grade boy to want to be a welder, want to be an engineer, want to be a technician of some kind,” he says.
Brown says there will be at least 27 of these camps in 21 counties this summer in Ohio.
“Too often our students don’t realize the opportunities available to them in industry. That’s why we started the camps. We have camps now in every corner of the state, from Tuscarawas County to Cuyahoga to the Mahoning Valley, from Guernsey to Defiance to Coshocton.
Buckeye Career Center’s manufacturing camp is slated to take place from July 16th through 19th.