College-Bound? Training-Bound? Not Sure?

Written by
Emily Stetson

February 13, 2023


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Attend the free College and Career Pathways event for students & parents on March 18, in-person at UVM or online!

If you are or have a high school student in your life, this College and Career Pathways event will put your family in touch with dozens of local experts and essential resources to help you prepare for education or training after high school.

Students and their parents/guardians are invited to join in-person at UVM or online over Zoom on Saturday, March 18, to learn about scholarships and managing college costs from VSAC’s financial-aid experts, get SAT & ACT tips from a professional test-prep tutor, hear from the Department of Labor about what jobs will be most in-demand in the workforce, and connect with representatives from schools and career training programs students may be interested in attending.

Presentations will offer the most value for 10th and 11th-grade students and their families, but 9th graders as well as high school seniors or recently graduated students who are figuring out their next steps will find plenty of helpful resources.

In-person attendees can connect with representatives from colleges, training programs, and organizations across Vermont at the Resource Fair during registration, from 8:30-9:30 am.

The event will formally kick-off in-person and online with a welcome at 9:30 am, followed by three workshop sessions, covering topics such as:

  • Financial Aid & Managing College Costs
  • Scholarships: Free Money!
  • The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
  • Navigating the Admissions Process
  • I Wish I Knew That! Programs to Pursue Before You Graduate
  • Supporting Your Teen’s Career Search
  • VT Career Outlook
  • Writing the Admission Essay
  • College Options for Students with Developmental Disabilities and Autism
  • … and more!

Join us! A full list of workshops and the day’s schedule can be found at

Students and parents are invited to register for workshops in advance. If more than three workshop topics appeal to you, or if you’re unable to attend live, no problem. The entire event will be recorded and available for viewing online after March 18. Recordings from past events are also available for viewing.

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

For information on college and career planning and help with financial aid, go to and check out our online workshops and events. You can also give us a call at 800-642-3177, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and online at