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Area Students Take Part in College Fair to Kick Off Michigan College Month

Posted at 10:29 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 22:29:28-04
High School students at the Wilson Talent Center and Holt High School are kicking off October with college fairs in celebration of Michigan College Month. 

Michigan College Month is part of a national initiative with the goal to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and for financial aid. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college. 

The school college adviser organized the college fair to offer students with an opportunity to explore their post-secondary options ranging from technical certificates, apprenticeship programs, and two and four year degree programs. 
"Michigan College Month can open the door for students by encouraging them to take a significant step toward college in their senior year," remarked Michele Strasz, executive director of the Capital Area College Access Network.  "The jobs of tomorrow require that every student achieve a postsecondary degree or credential.  We want them to find the right match and fit of a major and institution that aligns with their career goals.”


The Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) is a community collaborative focused on making completion of postsecondary education an achievable reality for all residents in the capital area by fostering high educational aspirations through the alignment of institutions and resources.

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