Representatives from more than 40 colleges, trade schools, and career training programs are coming to Newaygo County to give students a one-stop opportunity to explore their post-secondary options. College and Career Night Out 2022 will take place Thursday, September 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Fremont High School.
This fun, free event is open to all Newaygo County public, homeschool, and private high school students as well as parents, guardians, and adult students. Attendees will explore college and career possibilities and gather information on scholarships and financial aid. The event is hosted by WE CAN! Newaygo County—the local college and career access network—in partnership with Fremont Area Community Foundation.
Food will be available from 5-6 p.m. with information sessions beginning at 5:30. From 6-7:30 p.m. in the large gym, attendees can meet with representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools, military branches, and career training programs. There will also be opportunities to learn more about FAFSA, Early College Newaygo County, the Newaygo County Career-Tech Center, the Promise Zone, and scholarships available through Fremont Area Community Foundation and Gerber Foundation.
The information sessions presented from 5:30-6 p.m. will cover helpful topics like financial aid and choosing a college and career. Sessions currently planned include:
Explore the Promise Zone
You’ve heard Newaygo County is a Promise Zone, but what does that mean for your future? Join us to learn more about how the Promise Zone works and how it can help you.
Finding Money for College
College costs keep rising, but there’s a lot of financial aid out there! Come learn about college affordability options, from federal and state aid to community-based scholarship programs.
How to Choose a College
Unsure which college to attend? Newaygo County college advisors will lead a discussion to help guide you toward the school and career path that suits you best!
Preparing for a Great Career
Apprenticeships are a great way to prepare for careers in many in-demand fields! Learn more about how you can prepare for a rewarding skilled trades career.
For more information on the event—including a list of institutions expected to attend the college and career fair—visit facommunityfoundation.org/ccno.