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27 Mar 2011

Parker invites residents to annual College-Vocational-Labor Fair

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March 27, 2011 Category: Local Posted by:

State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, D-Phila., in partnership with Future Minds Inc., will host a College Fair for anyone interested in pursuing higher education on April 9.


Parker said more than 50 accredited colleges, universities, labor unions’ apprenticeship programs and vocational schools will be on hand for the event, as well as agencies and organizations that can assist students in finding financial aid, scholarships and other funding opportunities.


“There are so many people who are interested in obtaining a college education but they just don’t know where to start,” Parker said. “This event brings colleges and universities from Philadelphia and all across our region, as well as organizations and agencies that offer financial aid options, to one location. I encourage any resident of my district who is interested in getting a college education to attend this worthwhile and important event.”


The free event takes place from 10 AM to 2 PM. April 9 at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave. Registration is not required.


Although incomplete at this time, the list of colleges and universities expected to participate includes: Arcadia University, Black Pilots, Bloomsburg University, Cabrini College, Cheyney University, De Sales University, Drexel University, Dynamic Educational Systems Inc., Eastern University, Fisk University, Florida A & M, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Hampton University, Howard University, Hofstra University, Jackson State, Lincoln University, Messiah College, Metropolitan C. Center, North Carolina A&T State University, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philly Goes 2 College, Pierce College, Point Park University, Rosemont College, St. Josephs University, State Troopers, The Commonwealth Medical College, Tuskegee Alumni Club of Philadelphia, United Negro College Fund, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Education, Villanova University.


Also expected to take part: Bricklayers & Allied Craft Worker – Local 1, Elevator Constructor – Local 5, Finishing Trades Institute/Painters & Drywall, IBEW Local 98, International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 14, International Operating Engineers Local 342, International Union Painters & Allied Trade Local 57, Laborers District Council Training Division – Local 57, Laborers District Council of Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity, Philadelphia Building Trades Council, Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 and Steamfitters Local 420.


More information is available by calling Parker’s constituent service office at 215-242-7300. The office is at 1536 E. Wadsworth Ave. Residents also may contact Parker through her website at

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