All three Dallas ISD Career Institutes (CI) are hosting summer camps that introduce middle school students to the career and technical education pathways offered at their campuses.
The sixth- and seventh-grade scholars who are part of Summer Breeze 2022 are training for various careers using industry-standard equipment in state-of-the-art facilities while learning about the free programs available to them.
Throughout high school, students who join a Career Institute train for high-demand, high-wage jobs in facilities supported by industry partners where they can obtain official certifications and dual credit prior to graduation. All Dallas ISD traditional high schools offer access and free transportation to and from a CI campus. This summer, each CI opened its doors to all sixth- and seventh-grade students who will attend the high schools the CI serves.
The middle school students attending the CI South summer program experienced hands-on activities in the classrooms where high school students train for various careers during the school year. Every scholar had time to learn the basics of masonry and mixing concrete. In cybersecurity class, students practiced programming with Code.org assignments and virtual activities designed by Texas A&M computer science students. In entrepreneurship class, they drafted their own plan for how to run a profitable lemonade stand, and in aviation they built their own rocket after learning about aerodynamics.
All incoming ninth graders can apply to join a CI by talking to their school counselor. Find out more about the various programs available at our three CIs at https://www.dallasisd.org/careerinstitutes. To learn more about the available free summer programs, follow this link: Summer Breeze 2022.