Producing more employees capable of filling high technology jobs is the goal of Michigan Tech University’s Engineering Scholars  Summer Youth Program. This year 30 students from 15 area high schools will receive scholarships paid for by Hemlock Semi-Conductor to attend.

Organizers say students can explore fields like civil,  chemical or mechanical engineering. The students will leave by bus in late July for a week of intensive studies and activities on Michigan Tech’s Houghton campus in the Upper Peninsula.