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Record Number: 4338
Displayed from: Sep 26, 2008 , until: Oct 14, 2008
Over the next decade, the American workforce will be short millions of qualified workers for jobs requiring education beyond a high school diploma. High school students today must consider post-secondary education, whether it is technical or college training, a necessity, not just an option. Where they will go for that education and training is up to them, and the choices can be overwhelming. The Northeast Indiana College Fair in the Walb Student Union at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Oct. 14 is the perfect place to start planning. Nearly 75 colleges and universities from in and around Indiana both public and private will have information available on programs and services offered. Representatives also will be available to talk with students about what they are looking for and what the school can provide. In addition, there will be representatives from branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for students interested in pursuing the military. The fair is open to students from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 14. Many schools will offer transportation for students to attend. From 6 to 8 p.m. the fair will be open for students and families who could not make it earlier in the day or who want additional information. From 7-7:30 p.m. there will be a financial aid information session for anyone interested in learning more about navigating the financial aid system. Admission to the event is free, and free parking is available on IPFW's campus. The fair is sponsored by: the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling, Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools and IPFW.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.