ST. CLOUD - A new summer camp will give some hands on experience in the automotive industry. The St. Cloud Technical and Community College is hosting the camp for kids ages 12-to-14 next week.

Spokeswoman Sandy Fabian says the kids will learn about the various programs available at the Technical and Community College.

Auto technicians - those who work on your cars in the shop, the median-heavy truck - which is with diesel engines and the big trucks that are out on the road, and also auto body.

Fabian says the kids will spend their time next week building a remote control car. They're also going to be learning about things like fuel injection and vehicle suspensions.

Fabian says this is the first year for the camp at the school.

Because kids don't have as many opportunities as they used to in school or in their private life to explore some of these hands on career options, and we want them to be able to know what that's about.

She says the transportation industry is concerned about filling those types of jobs in the future with skilled workers.

The camp is filled for this year, but they're hoping to make it an annual event. Fabian says they're using this summer camp as a model that could be used at other technical colleges around the state.

The St. Cloud Technology and Community College is also hosting a robotics camp this week, which teaches kids about careers in manufacturing.