Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow Summer Camps
Frequently Asked Questions and Policies
What ages can participate in Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow program?
How much does it cost?
Are scholarships available?
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Who cares for my child?
How do I sign up?
What are the hours?
Can my child attend part of the week?
What should my child wear?
What should my child bring?
How do I request reasonable accommodations?
Where are the camps held?
Is Transportation Available?
Blackhawk Technical College Marketing/Promotions
Medical Treatment Procedures
Discipline Policy & Procedure
Problem Management Procedures
What ages can participate in Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow program? The Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow camps serve students entering grades 7-10.
How much does it cost? Each camp is $50 per student which includes registration, supplies, snacks and transportation.
Are scholarships available? Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available for those who qualify. A scholarship application must be submitted along with the student registration form for consideration.
How do I apply for a scholarship? When you submit your student registration form you will also find a link to the scholarship application form.
Who cares for my child? Professional and certified instructors teach the Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow camps. Blackhawk Technical College also provides caring staff to assist throughout the day.
How do I sign up? Visit www.blackhawk.edu and click on Events “2107 Summer Camps” to download the registration form(s). Completed forms are accepted by mail or in person at our Central Campus (6004 S County Rd G Janesville, WI). Scholarship applications must be submitted as part of the registration materials for consideration.
As our kick-off year, registration forms will be processed through a random lottery system to ensure all completed forms are taken into consideration. These customized camps are small, personalized and focused on the students’ interests. There are 12 seats available in each camp. The below information provides an overview of the registration process.
- Registration will be open May 1, 2017 through May 12, 2017. Registration forms will be accepted by mail or in person at our Central Campus (6004 S County Rd G, Janesville WI).
- Mailed registrations forms should be sent to:
Blackhawk Technical College
P.O. Box 5009
Janesville, WI 53547-5009
- A limited number of scholarships are available for those who qualify. A scholarship application must be submitted along with the student registration form for consideration.
- No payment will be accepted with the registration form; payment information will be included in the Camp Welcome packet that will be mailed to those selected in the random lottery.
- Notification of acceptance will take place on May 17, 2017. You will be notified by the email address (or by phone, if email is not available) provided on the registration form(s).
- Registration forms that are not complete will not be accepted.
- A Camp Welcome packet will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form(s) with important information about the camp. There will be additional forms in the packet that will need to be returned to our office in order to complete the camp registration process.
What are the hours? All camps are scheduled Monday- Friday; 1pm – 4:30pm.
- No registration forms will be accepted prior to May 1st. Any registrations received prior to May 1st will be returned.
Can my child attend part of the week? We ask that if you sign up for the week that students do their best to attend all days of the camp.
What should my child wear? Students should dress in appropriate casual attire. Close-toed shoes (no flip-flops) are required due to the nature of the different career fields they will be exploring, such as Manufacturing and Culinary Arts.
What should my child bring? A notebook and writing utensil may be needed for some classes. All other materials are provided as part of registration fees. A light snack will be provided during each day of the camps. If a student prefers to bring their own snack they are welcome to do so. Beverage and snack vending machines are also available on campus.
How do I request reasonable accommodations? Blackhawk Technical College is committed to providing accessible education in a supportive learning environment for all students. To help us meet this goal, all students with disabilities who require special accommodations are asked to notify our Disability Coordinator at 608-757-7796. Arrangements need to be made no later than ten days prior to the start date. Blackhawk Technical College does not provide personal medical assistants or care attendants.
Where are the camps held? The Manufacturing: Nuts and Bolts and Game Design/Coding camps will be held at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at 15 Plumb St in Milton, WI. Students attending these camps will be transported from our Central Campus to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center and then will return to our Central Campus for pick-up by parents providing their own child’s transportation. All other camps will be held at the Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus at 6004 County Road G in Janesville, WI. Our Central Campus will be the designated drop-off/pick-up location for all camps, regardless of where the camps are being held.
Field Trips: Each camp will have a field trip on Wednesdays to a Rock County business or other organization. Further information regarding the field trips will be provided in the Camp Welcome Packet.
Is Transportation Available? We do offer free transportation to and from the camps at designated locations in Janesville (Hedberg Library, 316 S Main St) or Beloit (CareerTek, 625 Third St Ste 200). When completing the Camp Welcome Packet, you will designate the pick-up and/or drop-off location for your child to receive transportation. A staff member will be traveling with your child. You will receive confirmation of the travel arrangements and the contact information for the staff member traveling with your child.
Drop-off/Pick-Up Policy: For parents/guardians providing transportation dropping off/picking up their child instead of using the transportation option listed above, our Central Campus will be the designated drop-off/pick-up location for all camps, regardless of where the camps are being held. Students attending the Manufacturing: Nuts and Bolts and Game Design/Coding camps will be transported to/from the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center to Central Campus for drop-off/pick-up. If you will be dropping off and picking up your child for the camp all parents/guardians must bring their children to the front entrance at Central Campus. No drop-offs before 12:30pm are permitted. Parents/Guardians are asked to make arrangements to pick-up students promptly at 4:30pm each day. If you cannot pick-up your child due to an emergency, please contact the Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow Office at 608-757-7728.
Early Dismissal (Check-out by Parent/Guardian): For the safety of the child, if a child needs to be picked-up early, the program staff must receive notification of time of early checkout for the child.
Blackhawk Technical College Marketing/Promotions: Children may be photographed or interviewed while attending the camps. These items may be used on promotional materials for future programming. There is a Release of Audio and Visual materials as part of the registration process.
Emergency Form: All students will be required to have Emergency Contact information on file. This information is part of the registration process and will need to be completed when submitting information contained in the Camp Welcome Packet.
Medical Treatment Procedures: A Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow Staff Member will inform parents if a child is injured. A parent/guardian or emergency contact person designated by the parent must be available by phone in case of an emergency. In the event it becomes necessary for staff to obtain emergency care for your child, neither he/she nor the college assumes financial liability for expenses incurred. Parents should ensure that a child has personal medical coverage & accident insurance.
Medication: Blackhawk Technical College Staff cannot administer any medication, prescription, non-prescription or over the counter medicines to students. If a student needs to take medication during class, an Authorization to Self Medicate form provided and completed by your child’s physician must be provided to the program coordinator. A separate form must be completed for each medication, whether it is prescription or over the counter.
Discipline Policy & Procedure: The program staff will provide a fun, relaxed and educational environment for the students. Participants are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior and to follow the directions of staff. Behavior such as: aggressiveness and anger, fighting, inappropriate touching, verbal abuse, negative attitude and insubordination towards staff will not be tolerated.
The staff is knowledgeable about the traits and needs of school children and will attempt to diminish disruptive behavior by: Using preventive management techniques, encouraging self-discipline, stressing positive behaviors, establishing class rules and guidelines.
Problem Management Procedures: Immediate behavioral problems will be handled by the instructor.
Recurring behavioral problems will be referred to the Workforce and Community Development Director and parents will be notified. The instructor will employ the previously mentioned classroom management techniques. However, should the behavior continue or be severe enough, dismissal from the program may occur. Refunds will not be granted if a student is dismissed from the program due to disciplinary action.
We invite you to call the Skills Today: Careers for Tomorrow office at 608-757-7728 with any other questions or comments. Thank you for your interest!