Lynchburg program offers hands-on career exploration for kids

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Instead of sitting on the couch or playing video games this summer, some kids in Lynchburg are learning about jobs.

More than 260 children and teenagers are enrolled in "career academies" at Central Virginia Community College.

The workshops give elementary and high school students a chance to explore fields like engineering, computer programming, and cooking in a hands-on environment.

Professors and staff from CVCC, along with Liberty University and Lynchburg City Schools are teaching the classes.

"I like technology and I think this could be one of my hobbies soon," said Michael Quick, a rising third grade student who is learning how to build and design digital applications. "Everyday we're learning more and more!"

The career academies are held on different days between now and August 5.

There's still plenty of time to sign up if your child wants to participate. To learn more visit: http://www.cvcc.vccs.edu/Workforce/StudentAlumniServices/academies.asp