Kids Learn High Tech Skills at Summer Manufacturing Camp

Bridgerland Technical College’s Electronic Engineering Technology and Automated Manufacturing Programs, in partnership with Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs (NBT), hosted a week-long Summer Manufacturing Camp for kids ages 12 – 16.  NBT is the non-profit foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), which awards grants to schools capable of hosting the camps.

The camps serve as a catalyst for solving the skilled labor shortage by introducing kids to the high-tech career options available in the manufacturing industry. Attendees of Bridgerland Technical College’s Summer Manufacturing Camp explored several fascinating areas of technology, including:

  • Safety
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Circuits / Wiring
  • Soldering
  • Programming
  • Laser Cutting
  • CAD & design

Campers were engaged all week with hands-on activities, tours, and guest speakers.


Bridgerland Summer Manufacturing Camp Planning Committee:

  • Lauri Sorenson, Electronic Engineering Technology Instructor, Bridgerland Technical College
  • Amber O’Quinn, Cache Makers Program Coordinator
  • Emma Larson, Bridgerland Employee

Learn more about the Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs foundation at