|National Career Awareness Camps Held for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students|
|News Releases - Education & Schools|
|Written by Greg Livadas|
|Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:37|
Rochester. N.Y. – Deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the country are invited to attend one of three summer career awareness camps focusing on science, technology, business and art at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Hundreds of students are expected.
Each program features hands-on activities during the day, social activities in the evenings and accommodations in a college dorm room. The programs are intended to promote interest in specific fields and determine what career options may interest and motivate the students.
RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, sustainability and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. RIT enrolls 17,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
NTID, one of nine colleges of RIT, was established by Congress in 1965 to provide college opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who were underemployed in technical fields. A record 1,547 students attend NTID; more than 1,350 are deaf or hard of hearing. Others are hearing students enrolled in interpreting or deaf education programs. Visit: www.rit.edu/NTID.
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