CFES event to identify educational, employment opportunities

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Erie high school teachers and guidance counselors will get a sneak peek at employment opportunities for their students on Dec. 11 at the Mercyhurst University campus.

The university has partnered with College For Every Student to host “College/Career Connect,” a day-long series of panel discussions with representatives from area businesses and colleges to examine future job growth in the Erie area and how best to prepare students for those emerging career tracks.

The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mercy Heritage Room, located in Sullivan Hall.

The panel sessions will zero in on job opportunities in three fields: engineering and manufacturing, business and services and community resources. The panels will showcase educational opportunities at Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, Edinboro University and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College and employment opportunities from UPMC Hamot, Erie Insurance and more.

Teachers and guidance counselors from 16 area middle and high schools will have time to ask questions and make connections that benefit their students, then return to their schools and share these resources with their school communities.

College For Every Student, a national nonprofit organization, works with 20,000 students in 24 states to raise the academic aspirations and performance of underserved youth so that they can prepare for, gain access to and succeed in college.
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