Teens are taking over Calhoun Community College this week for the college’s first ever 3D printing camp. Nearly 20 high schoolers are diving into additive manufacturing and engineering and turning their ideas into tangible objects with 3D printers.
Those running the camp say the teamwork and skill building will help them in every day life as well as help with figuring out what they want to do for the rest of their lives as jobs. One camp worker says he’s seen this happen with another Calhoun camp.
“[They] found a passion in welding and stuff like that, already started doing enrollment classes in 10th grade just from coming here and being able to experience it and it being hands-on,” said Corey Hodges.
He says the camp can teach and the kids can learn differently because they don’t have to worry about grades or a school curriculum. That opens up the possibilities for their imaginations.