Virtual Fair Dates for Students
NACAC’s inaugural season of virtual college fairs for students starts in September. Please put these dates on your calendar and plan to meet with college reps and conduct virtual college visits. Click on the link below to get on the email list and register for free when registration opens.
- Sept. 13 — Students Fall Kickoff
- Oct. 12
- Nov. 8
Powered by VisitDays, the NACAC Virtual College Fairs platform is designed from the ground up to provide meaningful interactions between students and college representatives. Students get the chance to learn about different institutions via a mobile experience that is totally intuitive, informative, interactive, and fun.
Student registration for NACAC Virtual College Fairs will open later in the summer. For now, students can sign up for our email list and we’ll let them know as soon as registration opens.
Penn Manor students— join in on the first ever Summer Skill Up hosted by IBM’s P-TECH team! 4 weeks, 8 sessions and a ton of learning! Join us throughout the month of July on Career Tuesdays for a deep dive into careers and Think Thursdays to explore professional skills. Get the full experience with all eight sessions (or register for single sessions below). Each session is about an hour long, and we promise these aren’t your average webinars. You’ll learn with students from all over the world and some of the best experts we’ve got!
Check out all of the sessions and sign up for one or all at this link https://www.ptech.org/p-tech-network/events/p-tech-summer-skill-up/
All students from anywhere in the world are welcome to attend! Session content will be hosted in English, and intended for 14-20 year olds or anyone interested in gaining tech and professional skills.
Career Tuesdays: Tuesdays are all about the possibilities. You’ll learn from IBMers about various careers in technology, marketing, sales, and more. Presenters will share their journey, give you a sneak peek into their day-to-day, and offer tips/tricks or advice as you navigate your own journey. You will leave these sessions with a better understanding of different careers and how to start different career pathways.
Think Thursdays: Thursdays are all about developing essential professional skills. Hands-on development will leave you with the tools to begin applying your new skills like goal setting, financial literacy, and personal branding through resumes & LinkedIn right away. You will leave with new or strengthened skills and action steps to take in order to continue growing.
This year’s Virtual Camp College (VCC) will be better than ever, providing students and families access to dozens of college admissions experts and providing a wealth of resources to help you better understand and move through the college process.
Our super easy registration link is here and below: tinyurl.com/VCCreg2020
Read on for more details.
Dates and Times
- Monday, July 27- Friday, July 31
- Morning Sessions- 9-10am and 10:30-11:30am
- Afternoon Sessions- 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm
We are planning to offer between 15 and 20 different session topics for students and families to select from. Some example sessions include:
- College Admissions Fundamentals
- Paying for College
- Doing Virtual College Research
- Writing A Great College Essay
- Finding Success In College
- And so many more!
There will also be two virtual college panels, featuring representatives from colleges across the Commonwealth.
We will be using Zoom conference to provide all of our sessions. It is a free platform that can be accessed on any phone, tablet, or computer. Attendees must have a device that accesses Zoom. Attendees wishing to earn completion credit must also have access to Zoom’s video feature.
Certificates of Completion
For any attendee, we are offering the opportunity to earn a certificate of completion. If this is something you are interested in earning, you must have access to Zoom’s video feature, and you must attend sessions during each timeslot, for all 5 days of the program. This would be a great way for Juniors to fulfill the College Visit requirement for the Penn Manor Graduation Project.
If this sounds like an experience that is for you, great! We’d love to have you join us. Please fill out our form and you will receive more instructions upon registration: tinyurl.com/VCCreg2020
Planning to go to a four year college? Not sure what exactly you need to be doing to be prepared and on track? Want to help your student select and apply to college? Please consider signing up for CAMP COLLEGE!
This is a FREE event and there is a maximum capacity so register asap to reserve your spot.
Camp College is typically a residential experience providing rising high school juniors and seniors with a comprehensive college prep curriculum over the course of three days and two nights. During the program, students are immersed in an array of meaningful experiences to expose them to the nuances of the college selection and application process, including but not limited to: Scholarships and financial aid, dorm life, meeting admissions representatives, using your school counselor effectively, etc. The program is designed to assist students who have limited access to college guidance, with a specific focus on low-income, underrepresented, first-generation students from throughout the Commonwealth who have a desire to attain a postsecondary degree. This year, Camp College will be on a virtual platform during the week of July 27-July 31.
Here is the registration link for students and family members to register! tinyurl.com/VCCreg2020
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Agency (PHEAA) will be providing an overview of how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional offers, and federal student and parent loans. This will also be a great opportunity to have PHEAA representatives answer questions you may have.
Click Here to register for the May 7 webinar from 6-7 pm
Click Here to register for the May 14 webinar from 6-7 pm
Click Here to register for the May 21 webinar from 6-7 pm
GUIDE FOR FAMILIES IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS
NACAC’s Guide for Families in the College Admission Process outlines the early stages of college preparation.
This guide contains an overview of financial aid and covers the first steps families should consider as early as middle school. It functions as an invitation for parents to begin the admission process, with outlines of preliminary steps and the types of institutions available to students.
Download this publication:
Please consider attending the Upcoming VIRTUAL Industry Job Fairs
Check out who’s attending our upcoming virtual job fairs and what time each employer will be conducting
their live Q&A session! Log on to the job fair portal to access each employer’s Q&A session.
Health Care & Human Services Job Fair (5/18/20) Q&A
Brethren Village 11:00 AM
Excentia Human Services 11:45 AM
Community Services Group (CSG) 12:30 PM
Lighthouse Vocational Services 1:15 PM
Friendship Community 2:00 PM
Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 2:45 PM
T.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services, Inc. 3:30 PM
Keystone Human Services 4:15 PM
Administrative & Customer Service Job Fair (5/19/20) Q&A
Fulton Bank 11:00 AM
TriStarr 11:45 AM
Dutch Wonderland/Cartoon Network Hotel 12:30 PM
Lighthouse Vocational Services 1:15 PM
Manufacturing Job Fair (5/20/20) Q&A
(Manufacturing Job Fair Continued) Q&A
BlueScope Buildings 11:45 AM
Carel USA 12:30 PM
JFC Workforce 12:30 PM
Randstad 1:15 PM
Kalas Manufacturing/Staff Management 1:15 PM
Lancaster Works at ASSETS 2:00 PM
Nissin Foods 2:00 PM
Ultra Electronics 2:45 PM
Shank’s Extracts 3:30 PM
Genesys Controls Corporation 4:15 PM
Transportation Job Fair (5/21/20)
Easton Coach Company 11:00 AM
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center 11:45 AM
Cooper-Booth Wholesale 2:00 PM
Abbey Road Control, Inc. 2:45 PM
Gage Personnel 11:00 AM
If you are a job seeker and would like to register, go to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov. Search the event you would
like to participate in and click REGISTER. You will receive a follow up email within 1-3 business days with
further instructions on how to access the job fair portal. Each job fair will be open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Submit your questions for employers’ live Q&A sessions at their virtual booths.
Questions? Call (717) 509-5613
We hope you can join us!
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
For High School Seniors and Parents AND EVEN Those in Grades K-11!
A high school diploma/equivalency is not required at time of application. Prospective apprentices need to be 18 years old at start time of apprenticeship.
Any student/young adult who completed the Ready2Work Program of the Workforce Development Board can be reimbursed their $100 application fee upon request to email@example.com.
A Journeyperson’s license in a Registered Apprenticeship is equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in their field. Apprentices earn while they learn and accrue little to no student debt. For more information about Apprenticeship Opportunities, please visit https://www.apprenticeship.gov/
PHEAA Access Partners are available for one-on-one virtual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) sessions every Wednesday in May from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This opportunity is available to current 2020 high school graduates and others who are planning to enroll at a postsecondary institution in the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021.
In order to give students and families more flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, PHEAA extended the May 1 PA State Grant application deadline by 2 weeks to May 15 for the 2020-21 Academic Year.
Note: Current high school juniors and other students planning to enroll at a postsecondary institution in the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022 will have the appropriate FAFSA available to them this coming October.
Click the link below to sign up for a help session!
Check out these resources from professional admissions advisors at Find the Right College to get some advice on how to handle things.
(1)The college application process, (2) What to prep now during coronavirus, and (3) How to make college more affordable
Here’s an article with answers to Frequently Asked Questions about how coronavirus is affecting college admissions/aid
Here’s a combined Grade 10-12 college prep checklist
Email your School Counselor if you have any questions!