COUNCILWOMAN PARKER TO HOST 11TH ANNUAL COLLEGE, VOCATIONAL AND LABOR FAIR

In Cherelle Parker, Council News, News by Cherelle Parker

PHILADELPHIA — Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker will host her 11th Annual College, Vocational and Labor Fair on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue.

The fair, co-sponsored by Enon and Future Minds Inc., will feature more than 50 colleges and universities including area schools such as Temple, Lincoln, Cheyney and Penn State, as well as schools from outside the region, such as North Carolina Central, Alabama State and Clemson. There will also be more than a dozen vocational and training programs on-hand, along with student aid organizations including the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Graduate! Philadelphia and the United Negro College Fund. PHEAA will conduct a workshop entitled “How to Pay for College” with helpful tips on scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

“Research shows that by 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require postsecondary education or training,” Parker said. “Whether you are a high school student, an adult looking to complete your degree, or someone looking for a new career path, this fair is an excellent opportunity for you to get valuable information, connect with important resources and get on the path to postsecondary education or training.”

The event is free and open to all ages. For a full list of attendees, click here.

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