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.