Area high school students are back home after participating in a national career exploration camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Rochester Institute of Technology. Nearly 200 students from as far away as California attended.
Erin Craig of West Bloomfield, a senior at Bloomfield Hills Lamphere High School, in Bloomfield Hills, participated in Explore Your Future, a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the RIT campus in Rochester, N.Y.
In its 28th year, the camp provides a taste of possible careers in computer art design, business, healthcare, laboratory science, computing, engineering, even participating in a "CSI robbery investigation."
Explore Your Future not only helped the students and their parents decide what majors and careers may best interest them, the experience also allows many to meet others their ages who have similar backgrounds. Many deaf and hard-of-hearing students may be the only or one of a few deaf students in their school. Evening activities included visiting an amusement park, bowling, and a dance.