Students explore learning, careers at Kingdom CareerConnect

Over 300 eighth graders to attend “not your typical” career fair at Lyndon State

WINOOSKI (April 3, 2017) – Over 300 eighth graders from 17 Northeast Kingdom schools are going to college Wednesday, April 5, to get a jumpstart on their future.

Kingdom CareerConnect at Lyndon State College provides students with an opportunity to explore potential careers and connects those jobs to courses they should to take during high school and beyond. Other event partners include J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center and Vermont Student Assistance Corp.

The day starts with Vermont’s own Colin Ryan, a financial educator and author with a background of a professional comedian and storyteller. Featured everywhere from NPR to Moth Radio Hour and Reader’s Digest, Colin Ryan is a nationally in-demand, award-winning comedic financial speaker and is recognized as one of the top 10 money presenters in America; he has collaborated with the Girl Scouts of America, National Geographic Television, and companies and colleges across the country.

He also currently serves as the only male commissioner on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Also on hand will be local businesses and community leaders, who will hold interactive workshops to give students the opportunity for hands-on learning in a variety of “career clusters,” including agriculture, business management, public safety, manufacturing, health sciences and more.

Students will also explore what college is like through a campus scavenger hunt and lunch at Stevens Dining Hall.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 5. Students begin arriving at 8:30. For more on-site information and to schedule interviews with Colin Ryan or other workshop presenters, please contact: Jenny Harris, executive director of development & alumni affairs, Lyndon State College, 802.626.6458 or jennifer.harris@lyndonstate.edu.

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