Mini boot camp offered for high school juniors, seniors
High school junior and seniors will have a chance to see if they are interested in pursuing a career in Electrical Power Technology on May 12.
Pratt Community College’s EPT department, along with Westar, will be hosting a mini boot camp on Pratt’s main campus at the EPT center’s training field.
During the camp students will learn how to climb poles, learn about safety, communication skills and teamwork.
“Westar really focuses on communication skills and teamwork in potential employees,” said Lane Gourley, EPT instructor. “It will be really fun for the students but safety will be the number one concern.”
Gourley said the point of the camp is to allow students to experience the program before deciding if they want to pursue it as a major. Westar is providing all of the tools for the camp, which Gourley said is a huge plus since the tools run about $1,200.
“We have students who come into the program thinking they will pursue a degree in EPT and then realize it’s not for them because they are afraid of heights or don’t like climbing the poles,” Gourley said. “This will be a great way from them to decide without having to buy the equipment.”
Students should be in fair physical condition and not be afraid of heights.
The camp is free for students, but spots are limited so students must reserve a space.
Students will be on their own for lunch and must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants.
For more information or to enroll, contact Gourley at 620.450.2127 or Dave Campbell at 620.450.2127.