COTC to hold free summer workshops for kids

| May 12, 2015

NEWARK – Central Ohio Technical College is still accepting registration for CollegeASPIRE workshops for summer 2015. These workshops offer community youth the opportunity to choose from faculty-led, hands on workshops designed to provide students with engaging activities on a college campus. All summer workshops at the extended campuses are being held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 15-19.

At the COTC Knox Campus, the Medical Madness workshop will provide a glimpse into the life of a first responder. For ages 14 to 18, this workshop will show you what to do if you’re the first person on the scene while you earn your First Aid and CPR certifications. Frozen Motion, for ages 11 to 14, will also be held at the Knox Campus. As a student, you will create your own warrior, wizard, mermaid or kindly beast as you learn to transform ideas from sketch to a final pencil drawing for your portfolio.

At the COTC Coshocton Campus, express your artistic side by taking photos and exploring Photoshop in the Photobomb! workshop for ages 14 to 18. The Art of Business will also be offered at the Coshocton Campus for ages 11 to 14. Students in this workshop will create a business using their own unique talents while exploring shops and activities in Historic Roscoe Village.

At the COTC Pataskala Campus, students will discover the science of fire through exploring a local fire academy and simulated smoke maze in the Fire Science workshop for ages 14 to 18. Ages 11 to 14, will explore their creative side at the Pataskala Campus in the Illustrate Yourself workshop as they learn to use the Illustrator tools of a graphic artist.

Become the Shooting Star in your workshop and receive a $1,000 scholarship to COTC.  The main purpose of CollegeASPIRE is to demonstrate to both students and their families that college is accessible in their community and possible regardless of their circumstances. For more detailed information go to

Applications for these FREE workshops are due by Friday, May 22, and are online at

Free transportation is available within 15 miles of selected workshops. Plus, mark your calendars for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, on the Newark Campus for the CollegeASPIRE Open House featuring students work from throughout the week.

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.

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