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National Summer Career Awareness Camps for D/HH Students

For Immediate Release

National Summer Career Awareness Camps for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Contact: [email protected] (585) 475-6217

Rochester. N.Y. – Deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the
country are invited to attend one of three summer career awareness
camps focusing on science, technology, business and art at Rochester
Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Hundreds of students are expected.

Each program features hands-on activities during the day, social
activities in the evenings and accommodations in a college dorm room.
The programs are intended to promote interest in specific fields and
determine what career options may interest and motivate the students.

* Explore Your Future is a six-day career awareness program for
college-bound high school sophomores and juniors who are deaf or hard
of hearing. Students experience college life, enjoy hands-on
activities, and get a taste of careers in the fields of business,
computing, engineering, science and art. Choice of two sessions, July
14 – 19 or July 21 – 26, 2012. Registration deadline is April 30.
Details are available at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/EYF.

* TechGirlz and TechBoyz are week-long summer camps held July 28 – Aug.
3, 2012, for deaf and hard-of-hearing girls and boys respectively,
entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade who are interested in careers in
science, technology, engineering and math. Campers build computers to
take home, discover the secrets of roller coasters, conduct experiments
in a high-tech lab and more. Registration deadline is May 31. Details
are available at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/TechGirlz or

* Steps to Success is a weekend mini-camp on Aug. 3 – 5, 2012, for 7th,
8th and 9th grade African American, Native American and Latino students
who are deaf or hard of hearing. Campers enjoy hands-on career-related
activities and meet new friends. Registration deadline is May 31, 2012.
Details are found at http://www.rit.edu/NTID/StepstoSuccess.

RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing,
engineering, imaging technology, sustainability and fine and applied
arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students who are
deaf or hard of hearing. RIT enrolls 17,000 full- and part-time
students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs,
and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest
in the nation.

NTID, one of nine colleges of RIT, was established by Congress in 1965
to provide college opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals
who were underemployed in technical fields. A record 1,547 students
attend NTID; more than 1,350 are deaf or hard of hearing. Others are hearing
students enrolled in interpreting or deaf education programs. Visit: http://www.rit.edu/NTID.

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