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First Fayette County College Fair to feature 60 institutions of higher learning

9/26/2008 —
Some 60 universities, colleges and technical schools from the tri-state area are participating in the first Fayette County College and Technical Fair, to be held Oct. 1 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus’s Community Center. The free event, from 9 a.m. to noon, is open to anyone interested in pursuing higher education.

Apryl Kadish, the Penn State Fayette admissions counselor who organized the event, says, “High school juniors and seniors and their parents will find this one-stop shopping approach to learning about the higher education opportunities in southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio area very valuable. They will be able to accumulate a lot of information at the college fair—not only about the different universities, colleges, technical schools and the military, but also about financing their education. They can obtain information about the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, scholarships and much more.”

The event also is an opportunity for adults who want to pursue a college degree or bolster their skills for career advancement. “Adults and military veterans are often looking to improve their careers or looking to change career paths. The college fair will offer these individuals a wealth of options, too. Adults and high school students considering their future careers may discover new possibilities—perhaps in non-traditional career roles—that they had not considered before,” Kadish adds.

Penn State Fayette is hosting the college and technical fair to meet the needs of students across southwestern Pennsylvania. All the high schools in the region have been invited to attend. The public also is invited to attend.

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