Choosing the right career path

Friday, September 26, 2008

As they should, area high schools are encouraging their junior and senior students to attend, if possible, a Tri-State College Fair scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Marina Inn Conference Center in South Sioux City, Neb. Some schools also encourage their sophomores to attend such fairs.

The College Fair, featuring representatives from approximately 100 post-secondary institutions, including the military, is scheduled from 1-3:30 p.m. that day. Students can access resources, visit with college representatives and, along with their parents, learn the steps needed to seek financial aid for their continuing education.

Sponsored by EducationQuest which has an office in Omaha, the Tri-State is the only college fair of this size in the Northwest AEA serving the Cherokee area.

We, too, encourage area students to investigate all the possibilities out there when considering the college or military branch they might one day attend.

We also encourage area students to not overlook the many and varied educational opportunities available locally through Western Iowa Tech Community College, which has a great campus and facilities right here in Cherokee.

According to record-setting enrollments, more students every day are learning about the advantages of beginning their continuing education through two-year community colleges such as WITCC.

WITCC also works closely with many four-year institutions throughout the country for a seamless transition into the four-year college of your choice.

We think it's wonderful and supremely beneficial that students today have quality opportunities - such as college fairs and local community colleges - to get their post-high school educational journey off on the right foot in a timely and well-informed manner.