Ocean Springs High School hosted their annual CTE Career Exploration Summer Camp to introduce students to multiple career paths.
All week long, sixth through eighth grade students received a hands-on learning experience with many careers including health and early childhood education, culinary and aquaculture, digital media, entrepreneurship, robotics and engineering, and automotive service technology.
To close out the camp, students enjoyed a career fair interacting with professionals in each of the career paths. Aquaculture teacher Bryan Butler said, “It basically shows the kids that they can do anything they want to in their future. They may have been thinking yesterday that they wanted to be a chef and they wake up today and get to go to aquaculture or anything like that and that changes their mind to know what exactly what classes they want to do when they get to high school. So, by going to high school and getting them involved as sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, they can better plan out what they want to do in the future.”
Eighth grader Vince Hays said, “I’m mostly interested in culinary because I want to help my uncle with the Bearded Chef. I got to promote, but I just really want to do culinary because I really want to cook in my future life.”
The CTE Summer Camp gives students early access to academic, technical skills, knowledge, and training.