BAYTOWN, TX — The Center for Workforce and Community Development’s Kids at College program at Lee College was excited to host its annual EnergyVenture Reunion last weekend. Sponsored by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, the reunion offered an excellent opportunity exclusively for past students to network, re-engage with others, participate in hands-on activities, hear from guest speakers, partake in friendly competitions, and win prizes. Giveaways for this year included Pirate’s Bay passes, a game console, gifts cards, and more.
EnergyVenture is an intensive 36-hour, week-long Kids at College summer day camp designed to help students 12-14 years old develop their focus on the energy industry and the career opportunities it holds. The program was developed for young students to learn through fun, hands-on STEM experiments and activities in science and computer labs, in hopes of increasing awareness of the good-paying, high-skill jobs available in the industry.
“Lee College truly values our partnership with Chevron Phillips,” said Angela Oriano, Ph.D., vice president of Workforce & Corporate Partnerships. “Commitment from companies in the petrochemical industry helps make the annual EnergyVenture Reunion possible, and helps to foster students along a career path to the Gulf Coast’s energy industry.”
The Kids at College Summer Program was designed to keep children active and engaged throughout the summer through a wide variety of hands-on, educational, creative and athletic camps. Camps offered will include creative/art courses, career exploration, brain training, teen courses, sports and more. Some popular camps from last year scheduled to return for 2018 include EnergyVenture, Culinary Cooking, Creative Arts and Crafts, Volleyball, Basketball and Let’s Rock Hip Hop Recording.
For more information about EnergyVenture camp, visit the Kids at College website at www.lee.edu/kids or call 281.425.6311.
Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 15 school systems. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.