September 10, 2018 - 3:08pm -- stewart.1818

Regional College & Career Night Slated for Sept. 17

There is no better time to plan for the future, than today. Parents and students (7-12th grades) should plan to attend The College and Career Night on Sept. 17. Because education creates opportunities, members of the Switzerland of Ohio H.E.L.P. (Higher Education and Learning Partnership) and The Kiwanis Club of Woodsfield are co-sponsoring the Night Sept. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Swiss Hills Career Center (located 8 miles East of Woodsfield.) OSU Extension staff from both Monroe and Noble Counties are members of HELP.

The free event will be a one-stop-shop for answers on higher education and learning opportunities in the region. It will feature a number of invitees including colleges, available military recruiters, as well as information on a few trades. Information will also be available on financial aid options and on Ohio’s College Credit Plus (post-secondary and dual enrollment options).

“Now in its ninth year, the event provides essential components for success in education and learning,” said H.E.L.P. Chair Mark Romick. “The event is an excellent opportunity for students in the area to explore college and career options, as well as financial aid resources,” added Romick. A mix of small and larger schools have committed to attending.

The event is free and with support from the Swiss Hills food service program, refreshments will be available. Attendees (from ages 7-12th grades) may register for prizes. Similar college fairs are held annually in the region, but are often held during the day. This college fair takes place in the evening to allow for more parents to attend with their children as well as for working adults.

Exhibitors scheduled to attend at this time include: ApprenticeOhio; Belmont College; Eastern Kentucky University; Fairmont State University; La Roche College; Lake Erie College; Marietta College; Mull Group; Muskingum University; Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program; Ohio University; Ohio University Eastern; Switzerland of Ohio Schools - College Credit Plus; The Career Center - Adult Technical Training; The Ohio State University; University of New Haven; University of Northwestern Ohio; US Army; Washington State Community College; West Liberty University; Wheeling Jesuit University; Wilmington College; Workforce Development MCDJFS; WVU Parkersburg; Youngstown State University and Zane State College.

The 2018 event is sponsored by grants from the South Central Power Company Foundation and The Kiwanis Club of Woodsfield and coordinated by OSU Extension staff from both Monroe and Noble Counties.

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