College fair set for Wednesday

JOHNSTOWN – The annual Tri-County Counselors Association college fair is set for Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College physical education building.

During the free event, high school students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities. The event will also feature a workshop regarding career opportunities for community college graduates and a panel discussion with local parents who have had children recently attend college.

During the morning and evening sessions, colleges and universities will have informational tables available, and students and parents will be free to speak with admission counselors at their own pace. The optional workshops will be held in the evening only.

From 6 to 6:45 p.m., an FMCC career counselor and professors will discuss “Career Opportunities after Community College.” The presenters will discuss job opportunities for community college graduates, the benefits of a community college education, the role internships play in preparing students for the workforce, the job skills gap in the local area and more.

From 6:45 to 7 p.m., a group of local parents will provide “A Parent Perspective of the College Process.” The discussion will cover the transition from high school to college, the impact of “College in the High School” programs, the transfer process from community colleges to four-year institutions, and issues pertaining to students with Individualized Education Plans or 504 plans for disabled students.

The event is open to the public, and students and parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call HFM Career and Technical Center school counselor Kathy Daley at (518) 736-4330, Ext. 4626, or email her at [email protected]

Colleges and universities that will be represented at the fair are Albany College of Pharmacy, Alfred University, Allegheny College, American International College, Bay Path University, Castleton University, Cazenovia College, Clarkson University, College of Mount Saint Vincent, College of St. Rose, Daemen College,

Endicott College (morning session only), Florida Institute of Technology, Franklin Pierce College, Hartwick College, Hilbert College, Houghton College, Husson University, Ithaca College, Johnson and Wales University, Keuka College (morning session only) King’s College, Lawrence Technological University, LeMoyne College, Maria College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Mildred Elley College,

New England Culinary Institute, Niagara University, Paul Smith’s College, Plymouth State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sacred Heart University, Sage Colleges, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Southern Vermont College, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing, St. John Fisher College, SUNY Adirondack, SUNY Albany, SUNY Alfred State, SUNY Brockport – day session only, SUNY Buffalo (morning session only), SUNY Canton, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Delhi,

SUNY Empire State College, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Fulton Montgomery Community College, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Herkimer County Community College, SUNY Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY North Country Community College, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, SUNY Potsdam,

SUNY Schenectady County Community College, SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College, University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, University of New England (morning session only), University of New Haven, Utica College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Western Connecticut State University.

By Kerry Minor

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