The Wellsville Campus of Alfred State College will host the 4th Annual College and Career Readiness Fair on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 9:00-1:00.
The 2015 schedule is set with a robust lineup of speakers. The Planning Committee is honored to announce that the Keynote Speaker who will address the students is Kimberly Moritz, Superintendent of Randolph Central School. Check the Fair website, lifeready.weebly.com, to see the impressive lineup of successful professionals committed to connecting with the youth of Allegany County.
Over 300 Allegany County teenagers are registered to participate in the Fair. Participants will transition through 3 interactive areas (Career Conversations, Career Playground and the Career and Community Exhibitors) while on campus.
Much forethought has gone into the day. Students were asked to prepare for the College and Career Readiness Fair by thinking about their future careers and identifying the Career Cluster that most interests them. Most careers can be categorized into six main clusters, see the Fair website for more details. Each Career Cluster will be identified at the Fair.
Based on students' individual interests, they will be given a personalized schedule to ensure they get the most out of their day. They will be guided to learn from experts from every Career Cluster as well as their specific Career Cluster of interest. Students will be encouraged to get their hands dirty, speak with professionals from local businesses, and Skype with successful business people from across the country. There will also be opportunities for the high school students to meet Alfred State students and gain insight from them. The day will offer something for everyone, in a rich, hands-on way.
The Planning Committee has developed a great opportunity for Allegany County students to explore their future, discover their passions and set potential goals. All details of the day, from exhibitor registration to pre-event activities and agenda, are available online. Local businesses and colleges can still sign up to attend by completing the Exhibitor registration at lifeready.weebly.com. For more information, call CABOCES Student Programs at 716-376-8284.