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Parents and students, are you thinking about life after high school?

Adults, are you looking for resources to go back to school, get more training, or change careers?

Let VSAC be your guide.

Join us for College & Career Pathways 2019—a FREE evening of workshops and a career resource fair to help you plan for future education, training, and career goals after high school.

Come get your questions answered, talk to Vermont experts, and learn about planning and paying for college or career training.

Free hearty snacks served from 5:00–6:30 pm.

February 27 @  Castleton University, Castleton 

March 7 @  Southern Vermont College, Bennington 

March 21 @  Saint Michael's College, Colchester 

April 10 @  NVU–Johnson, Johnson

 

 

What is College & Career Pathways?

College & Career Pathways is a free program to help parents, students, and adults plan for education and training beyond high school. This year, the event will be held at 4 different Vermont colleges to give you hands-on exposure to a campus environment. Each of the evening events will feature:

  • workshops on planning and paying for college or career training
  • a career resource fair

Who should attend?
  • Parents and guardians wondering how to plan and pay for higher education and support their students in transitioning to college or a career

  • Students trying to figure out their next steps after high school

  • Adults seeking resources for going back to school or changing careers

  • Professionals who support clients in college and career readiness

Students, if your school is participating in the daytime field trip, you're also welcome to register for the free evening program so you can attend additional workshops and the career resource fair.

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

Castleton University

5:00–6:30 pm  Free hearty snacks available

5:00–7:00 pm  Resource Fair

5:45–6:45 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Financial Aid & Managing College Costs
  The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
  Campus Support for Students with Disabilities

7:00–8:00 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Scholarships—Free Money!
  Navigating the Admissions Process
  Returning to Learning After Time Off

Southern Vermont College

5:00–6:30 pm  Free hearty snacks available

5:00–7:00 pm  Resource Fair

5:45–6:45 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Financial Aid & Managing College Costs
  The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
  Pathways to Promising Careers: Résumé Building

7:00–8:00 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Scholarships—Free Money!
  Navigating the Admissions Process
  Returning to Learning After Time Off
  Campus Support for Students

Saint Michael's College

5:00–6:30 pm  Free hearty snacks available

5:00–7:00 pm  Resource Fair

5:45–6:45 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Financial Aid & Managing College Costs
  The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
  Campus Support for Students with Disabilities

7:00–8:00 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Scholarships—Free Money!
  Navigating the Admissions Process
  Returning to Learning After Time Off

Northern Vermont University–Johnson

5:00–6:30 pm  Free hearty snacks available

5:00–7:00 pm  Resource Fair

5:45–6:45 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Financial Aid & Managing College Costs
  The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
  Pathways to Promising Careers: Résumé Building

7:00–8:00 pm  Workshops (choose 1)
  Scholarships—Free Money!
  Navigating the Admissions Process
  Returning to Learning After Time Off

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

Click on the solid green section to expand or compress each of the workshop descriptions. 

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs 

Find out how families cover college costs. We'll explain: 

  • the types of financial aid available (grants, scholarships, loans)
  • the basics of financial aid applications 
  • ways to compare college costs before you apply
Scholarships—Free Money!

Learn how to find and apply for local, state, and national scholarships.

The College Search: Finding the Right Fit 

Learn what to consider and which tools to use as you create a college list that matches your needs and family situation.

Navigating the Admissions Process

Overwhelmed by the college admissions process? Hear directly from a college admissions counselor about the steps involved in applying, what admissions staff look for in students, and ways they can support you through the admissions process. 

Returning to Learning After Time Off

Are you an adult who's thinking about going back to school? Come learn about financial aid options for adult learners and how to succeed as a nontraditional student.

Campus Support for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities often need to advocate for themselves once they arrive at college. We’ll review the federal laws that require accommodations at the college level and explain how to take advantage of the student support services on many campuses. You’ll find out which questions to ask as you visit college campuses and websites so you can feel more confident when deciding where to apply.

Note: This workshop is offered only at Saint Michael's College and Castleton University.

Campus Support for Students

Whether you’re a first-generation college student, from a family with a modest income, or a person with a disability, starting college can be anxiety provoking and stressful. We'll review misunderstandings about college and will talk about support services that you may want to look for when you explore your college options. You'll find out which questions to ask on college visits so you can feel more confident when deciding where to apply.

Note: This workshop is offered only at Southern Vermont College.

Pathways to Promising Careers: Résumé Building

Join career communications writer C. Jane Taylor for a special workshop tailored to those entering the workforce, sandwiched workers, and those getting back into the workforce after a gap. We’ll explore ways to rebuild your résumé and your confidence in the face of change. Participants will learn to:

  • acknowledge and own your experience and expertise
  • identify and communicate your transferable skills
  • choose empowering language
  • use the right type of résumé

Bring your current résumé and your laptop (or a notebook and pen) to this interactive workshop.

Note: This workshop is offered only at Southern Vermont College and NVU–Johnson.

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

DIRECTIONS: 

Castleton University: Check in at Campus Center between 5:00–7:00 pm. 

Southern Vermont College: Check in at the Laumeister Lobby between 5:00–7:00 pm. 

Saint Michael's College: Check in at Tarrant Center between 5:00–7:00 pm.  

Northern VT University–Johnson: Check in at Shape Center/Carter Gymnasium between 5:00–7:00 pm. 

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

Check back frequently because the list of booths is always growing!

Castleton University

Advanced Welding Institute 
Bennington College 
BROC Community Action (Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council)
Burlington Code Academy
Castleton University
Castleton University TRIO program and Academic Support Center
Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont
Community College of Vermont
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Middlebury College
Northlands Job Corps Center
River Valley Community College
Saint Michael's College
Southern Vermont College
Stafford Technical Center ATE
The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan (Vermont's 529 college savings plan)
University of Vermont
University of Vermont 4-H
University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services
Vermont Agency of Education
Vermont Air National Guard
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont State Police
Vermont Technical College
VSAC (Vermont grants, scholarships, and education loans)
VSAC Educational Opportunity Center
Vermont Department of Labor—Registered Apprenticeships
YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga

Southern Vermont College

Advanced Welding Institute 
Bennington College 
Burlington Code Academy
Community College of Vermont
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Middlebury College
NEBHE Regional Tuition Break Program (New England Board of Higher Education)
Northlands Job Corps Center
Southern Vermont College
The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan (Vermont's 529 college savings plan)
University of Vermont
University of Vermont 4-H
University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services
Vermont Air National Guard
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont State Police
Vermont Technical College
VSAC (Vermont grants, scholarships, and education loans)
VSAC Educational Opportunity Center
Vermont Department of Labor—Registered Apprenticeships

Saint Michael's College

Advanced Welding Institute 
Burlington Code Academy
Center for Technology, Essex
Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.
College Athletics and the NCAA
Community College of Vermont
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Middlebury College
NEBHE Regional Tuition Break Program (New England Board of Higher Education)
Northlands Job Corps Center
Saint Michael's College
Southern Vermont College
The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan (Vermont's 529 college savings plan)
University of Vermont
University of Vermont 4-H
University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services
University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education
Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Agency of Education
Vermont Air National Guard
Vermont Army National Guard
Vermont Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Litearcy
Vermont Technical College
VSAC (Vermont grants, scholarships, and education loans)
VSAC Educational Opportunity Center
Vermont Department of Labor—Registered Apprenticeships
Vermont Tech Continuing Education & Workforce Development
YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga

Northern Vermont University–Johnson

Advanced Welding Institute 
Burlington Code Academy
Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.
Community College of Vermont
Gap Year Association
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Hazen Union High School Work-Based Learning
NEBHE Regional Tuition Break Program (New England Board of Higher Education)
Northern Vermont University
River Valley Community College
Saint Michael's College
​​​​​​​Southern Vermont College
The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan (Vermont's 529 college savings plan)
University of Vermont
University of Vermont 4-H
University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services
Vermont Agency of Education
Vermont Air National Guard
Vermont Army National Guard 
Vermont Technical College
VSAC (Vermont grants, scholarships, and education loans)
VSAC Educational Opportunity Center
Vermont Department of Labor—Registered Apprenticeships
YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga

Questions?

Call 888-943-7301 or e-mail us at events@vsac.org.

Paying for College & Career Training 101 / Financial Aid & Managing College Costs
The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
Navigating the Admissions Process
Strategies for the SAT
Career Search: Finding the Right Fit
Great Careers with Local Employers
Scholarships—Free Money
Returning to Learning
Campus Support for Students
Pathways to Promising Careers: Résumé Building
  • Presenter Powerpoint—to come