Ivy Tech launches Ivy Biz for Kids for Teen Entrepreneurs

May 22, 2012

Ivy Tech launches Ivy Biz for Kids for Teen Entrepreneurs
Young entrepreneurs can learn business skills through jewelry design camp or music recording camp

The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington is holding one-week summer camps to help young entrepreneurs translate their business ideas from concepts to reality through project-based activities. Space is still available in two camps: a jewelry design camp called “SUCCESSorize” for students in grades 6-8, and a music recording camp called “Entrepalooza!” for students in grades 9-11.

The “SUCCESSorize!” jewelry design camp runs June 11-15. Teens in grades 6-8 will learn how to design and produce their original jewelry designs. Using CAD 3-D modeling software, students will translate their designs to working prototypes and create a business plan to market and sell what they have produced. Fee of $75 includes all class materials and mid-morning snack. Fee of $165 includes an optional, full-day camp experience in partnership with City of Bloomington’s Kid City summer camp. The full-day camp includes programming at Ivy Tech and Kid City, transportation in-between, and both morning and afternoon snacks. Students who attend the entire day should bring a sack lunch. Camper pickup at Kid City is from 4 to 5:30 PM.

The “Entrepalooza!” music recording camp runs June 18-22. Teens in grades 9-11 will learn from an industry pro what it takes to record music in a professional studio. Students will learn about recording, album cover design, proper microphone placement, analog/digital conversion, multi-track mixdown, and final recording. $125 course fee includes all materials and mid-morning snack. Class meets at Renegade Studio at 6511 E. SR 46 in Bloomington (Kid City afternoon session not available).

“Hosting these summer camps for youth fulfills part of the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship’s mission to engage the community and foster entrepreneurship in the Bloomington area,” said Steve Bryant, Executive Director of the Cook Center. “Our summer camp programming also includes collaboration with local businesses, so students can learn first-hand from local entrepreneurs. Last year with support from Monroe County Government, the Cook Center launched the jewelry design camp, and students were able to learn from Gold Casters Fine Jewelry. This year, our music recording camp will be held in partnership with local recording business, Renegade Studio.”

Class spaces are still available. For more information, contact Noel Niehaus at nniehaus@ivytech.edu, or (812) 330-6261. To register, contact Kariana Wolfe at kwolfe1@ivytech.edu, or (812 ) 330-6041. A registration form is also located online at: www.ivytech.edu/cll/youth/.

About The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship

The Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus was established in 2010 to develop and implement practical tools and resources for students, individuals, and the community to foster entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Bloomington and in the broader economic development region it serves.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.