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. 28.
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. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Swiss Hills Career Center (located eight miles east of Woodsfield).
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 trades and adult education. 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 sixth year, the event provides essential components for success in education and learning,” said H.E.L.P. Chair Gwynn Stewart.  “The event is an excellent opportunity for students in the area to explore college and career options, as well as financial aid resources,” added Stewart. 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 to win a Tablet computer.
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: Alderson Broaddus University; Belmont College; Capital University; College Credit Plus; Concord University; Heidelberg University; Lake Erie College; Magnum Magnetics; Malone University; Marietta College; Monroe CDJFS / Ohio Means Jobs-Monroe County; Mount Vernon Nazarene University; Muskingum; Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship & Training;
Ohio University; Ohio University - Main Campus; Ohio Valley University; Otterbein University; Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC Techs Local 168; Shawnee State University; The Art Institute of Pittsburgh; The Career Center - Adult Technical Training; The Ohio State University ATI; Thiel College; United States Army; University of Cincinnati; University of Mount Union; Urbana University; Washington State Community College; WesBanco Bank, Inc.; West Liberty University; West Virginia Northern Community College; Wright State University; and Zane State College.
The 2015 event is sponsored with support from: Belmont College; Buckeye Hills; Foundation for Appalachian Ohio through the Gulfport Energy Fund, Kiwanis Club of Woodsfield; Monroe Soil & Water; Noble County Community Foundation; Ohio Univ. Eastern; OSU Extension; Shopko and South Central Power.