Over 75 students from eight northeast Arkansas high schools were on the Arkansas State University-Newport campus April 9 as ASUN hosted the first of three Career Cluster Mini Camps.

The camps give high school students the opportunity to explore potential career paths through hands-on  demonstrations and activities.  While on campus, students had the opportunity to interact with instructors, while learning the job qualifications and skills necessary to land top in-demand jobs.

Students rotated among three “Breakout Sessions” throughout the course of the day, with the opportunity to learn about ASUN programs including Liberal Arts, Teacher Education, Nursing, Business, Surgical Technology, Renewable Energy and High Voltage Lineman.

Following a morning welcome session hosted by the staff of ASUN, students from Newport, Tuckerman, Westside, Trumann, Weiner, Marked Tree, Harrisburg and East Poinsett County were divided up into groups for the “Breakout Sessions.”  The students were also treated to lunch on the ASUN campus, with many door prizes given away during the mealtime.

Two other Career Mini Camps are scheduled to be hosted by ASUN, with one taking place on the Jonesboro campus April 11, and the final session scheduled for April 18 on the Marked Tree campus.

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