The 2012 College, Vocational, & Labor Information Fair will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM Saturday, April 21 in Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave., 19150. More than 60 accredited colleges, universities, labor union apprenticeship programs and vocational schools will be on hand for the event, as well as agencies and organizations that can assist students with scholarships and other funding opportunities.
Additionally, the fair will feature two financial aid workshops, hosted by Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, that will explain the ins and outs of acquiring financial aid and a special workshop guiding students through the HBCU experience. Registration is not required.
“Many people of all ages 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 all Philadelphia residents interested in pursuing a college education to attend this worthwhile and important event.”
The list of colleges and universities expected to participate includes: Arcadia University, Benedict College, Bennett College, Black Pilots, Bloomsburg University, Central State University, Chestnut Hill College, Cheyney University, Claflin College, Community College of Philadelphia, De Sales University, DeVry University, East Stroudsburg University, Eastern University, Esperanza College, Florida A&M University, Franklin & Marshall College, Hampton University, Howard University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Johnson C. Smith University, LaSalle University, Lincoln University, Montgomery County Community College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Penn State, Philadelphia Biblical University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pierce College, St. Joseph’s University, St. Johns University, Shaw University, Strayer University, Susquehanna University, Temple University, Tuskegee University, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, University of Albany (SUNY), University of the Arts, West Chester University, Widener University, Wilberforce University and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Also expected to take part: District Council 1199C, Divine Beauty School of Esther, Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. Job Corps, ITT Technical Institute, International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 14, International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 5, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Local 21, Laborer’s District Council Heavy & Highway Construction Training Division Local 57, Laborer’s District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia & Vicinity Education & Apprenticeship Training Program, Pennsylvania State Troopers, Philadelphia Automotive School, Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, Philadelphia Fire Department, Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 and Steamfitters Local 420.
For more information, contact Tonyelle Cook-Artis in Parker’s constituent service office at 215.242.7300.