A student in Salina Tech’s summer camp welds together a bug sculpture to take home.

Skills used for welding, electrical wiring, diesel mechanics and operating hydraulics aren’t just for the guys.

During summer day camp conducted Monday through Wednesday at Salina Area Technical College, both girls and boys learned how to weld, wire outlets and switches and operate a backhoe.

Fifth- and sixth-grade campers participated in hands-on lessons in diesel mechanics and hydraulic systems, while seventh- and eighth-graders learned welding, and freshmen and sophomores participated in electronics. Students in each of the classes completed a project.

“We started from scratch wiring to light a lightbulb,” said Jillian Coleman, 14, a student at Salina South High School.

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