Romona's Kids: Kids try high-tech jobs at manufacturing camp

Romona's Kids: Kids try high-tech jobs at manufacturing camp

BRECKSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - School may be out for the summer, but a couple of local girls are still hard at work, trying on some future high-tech jobs!

Bryna and Kylie Walker of North Royalton are two of just 17 teenagers chosen for Manufacturing Summer Camp at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center  in Brecksville.  It's a way for kids to experience careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

"I've always loved doing the STEM program in school," said Bryna Walker.

When the girls were younger, they loved playing with Lego sets. Now they even know how to use a 3D printer.

"I am interested in manufacturing because I was always interested in engineering and I am creative so I like building and creating the ideas for a siren, which is what we are working on now," said Kylie Walker.

"You definitely need to be able to follow instructions very well and you need to know how to use many machines and you need to be good at math," said Bryna. 

CVCC Instructors say they're trying to get kids interested in some of the good jobs that are out there, especially young women.

"There's a lot of opportunity," said Richard Parrott, CVCC Machine Technology Instructor. "A person can start at the entry level and work their way all the way even into engineering management!"

"There aren't as many girls who do it as boys so it's definitely interesting," said Bryna.

"It can get weird being the only two girls in the room but, gender is just something you put behind you when you're working as a team!" said Kylie.

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