Career Craze Camp Teaches about Industrial Robotics

2014 Career Craze camp industrial roboticsFor the second summer, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has held “Career Craze” camps, designed to expose students to careers in various fields and industries. This year eighteen students between the ages of 11 and 15 participated in the Industrial Robotics Technology Camp from July 14-17. Career Craze camps are held at all 16 community and technical colleges throughout Kentucky.

This four-day camp included an introduction to the theory of robots, including applications, basic programming, components, industrial robotic safety standards, industrial robot classifications, key programming techniques, robotic motion concepts, and terminology using real-world industrial robots on the college’s robotics trainers at the Elizabethtown campus. Students toured Metalsa to see their robotics technology and listen to speakers in order to understand the background necessary for a high-paying and rewarding career in the robotics field for the 21st century.

The camp, which was provided at no cost to the students, was taught by ECTC Associate Professor Michael Hazzard. Dr. Jay Box, Chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technology System, visited the camp on its last day to see what the students had learned and to help award their certificates.