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The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) offers College and Career Pathways, a free online college and career planning fair for Vermont high school students and their parents/guardians.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join VSAC online to attend virtual workshops and meet with local representatives from colleges and training programs across the state.

“High school students and parents/guardians, whether you’re in college, training, or just unsure, this is the event for you,” VSAC Special Events Organizer Anna Telensky said in A press release. “It will help you discover free resources and get expert advice on planning your next steps after high school.”

College and Career Pathways is funded by VSAC; Vermont State GEAR UP, a federally funded program; and the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation.

2022 workshop topics include: navigating the admissions process, non-degree pathways to a great career, exploring MyFutureVT career resources, scholarships and managing college costs, supporting research your teenager’s career plans and writing admissions essays.

The event website also features a resource page with short videos and guided reflection exercises to help students and families plan.

All workshops will be recorded and available for online viewing after March 5. The 2021 workshops are also available on the website. For more information, call 877-961-4369 or email [email protected]

High schools across the state are encouraged to book a specific event workshop at their schools between February and April. Contact Telensky at [email protected] for more information. More information on college and professional education planning, as well as financial aid, can be found at vsac.org/FAFSAfirst.

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