Career Craze Camp teaches teens about coal

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - Students ages twelve to fifteen are taking time out of their summer vacation to learn more about coal at Hazard Community and Technical College.

The Career Craze Camp began today with rock truck driving simulations. Instructors at the technical campus say this program is free and their goal is to educate students on the history, development, uses, and environmental concerns of our coal industry. Keith Parsons is a mining instructor and says this is an exciting program and hopes more students are involved in the future.

“It's taking more technology to do these jobs. It ain't that simple as a car by light anymore you gotta know computer. You gotta know math. You gotta have some skills and the earlier we can get them involved seems like the better they do.” Parsons says.

The camp continues throughout the week and includes tours of a coal museum and one mine.

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