Virtual College Fair Dates Set

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.

Summer Skill Up Tech and Career Virtual Sessions from IBM! Virtual Career Shadowing and so much more!


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.

Virtual Camp College for PM Juniors and Seniors! Sign up now and spread the word!

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.

Registration

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

Session Topics

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.

Platform

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.

Registration

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

Juniors and Seniors- Sign up for Virtual Camp College July 27-31!

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

HACC-Lancaster Dual Enrollment

Below are the Instructions for Applying to HACC for FALL 2020 due to school closures.

  1. Visit hacc.edu and on the right side click “Apply Now”
  2. Click “Complete the free online application for admission”
  3. Create an Account (or log in if you already have an account)
    (Below are answers to some parts of the application you may have questions about. Complete the application in full and submit)
    ● Do you intend to take college credit courses while still in High School? -Yes
    ● Academic Program: -Dual Enrollment High School
  4. Click “Create a new application” Choose “Start a Dual Enrollment Application”
    (Below are answers to some parts of the application you may have questions about. Complete the application in full and submit)
    ● Are you a current High School junior or senior? -Yes
    ● Do you plan to take college credits prior to high school graduation? -Yes
  5. Additional Admissions Requirements:
    ● Complete the signature page, including a parent/guardian signature. Under “High School Recommendation,” please print your high school counselor’s name and email address instead during COVID-19 school Closures
    ● Obtain a copy of your high school transcript from your high school. Available on Sapphire.
    ● Upload both the signature page and your high school transcript with your online
    application. YOU MUST INCLUDE THESE DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR
    APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.
    ● Social Security Number is NOT Required (you may receive a letter requesting this but it is only for financial aid purposes, for which dual-enrollment/college in the high school students are not eligible).
    ● “Third Party Release” allows parents/guardians to view information about billing,
    transcripts, or student accounts. If a parent or guardian’s information is not listed, they
    will not be able to receive any information about your account.
    After your application for admission has been processed, you will receive an email that will include your HACC ID number and information about claiming your MyHACC account.

After applying:

2) When the student’s application has been processed, they will receive an “acceptance” email from HACC with information about setting up their myhacc account.

3) Students will be directed to placement testing (if needed).

4) Students will then be directed to complete HACC’s online New Student Orientation where they will learn how to register for classes online through their myhacc account.

Info Session on Student Loans! Educate yourself!

Understanding the cost of student loan borrowing: This presentation covers financial literacy topics such as the relative cost of a student loan, loan repayment tools, and tips on managing student loans. It identifies important things students should know about their loan portfolio, identifying their servicers and understanding the cost of their student loan. 
 Wednesday, June 17: 2pm-3pm EST Register here Thursday, June 18: 8pm-9pm EST Register here 

Financial Aid Info Sessions Offered

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

Free Guide for Families in the College Admission Process-

GUIDE FOR FAMILIES IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS

Guide for Families in the College Admission ProcessNACAC’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:  

Under- Advertised College Resources and Hidden Barriers Info Session for Juniors, Seniors and Families! May 13- Register Now!

 The Gettysburg admissions team shares insights to help students feel confident as they navigate their process to and through college. 

Talking points will include the following:Questions to ask during the admissions process (e.g. testing, transportation costs, interviews, non-custodial forms, & more)Questions to ask about basic needs (e.g. housing, funds during college breaks, rural student support, healthcare, books, storage costs, & more)
Questions to ask to avoid barriers that preclude the college experience (e.g. course advising, undocumented student resources, socio-emotional support, study abroad, internships, career support & more)
Under-Advertised
: College Resources & Hidden Barriers
Wednesday, May 13th at 2pm Central Time
From non-custodial forms to emergency funds, what are the most critical questions first-gen and under-resourced students should ask admissions representatives in order to maximize upcoming college virtual info sessions and open hours?  The Gettysburg admissions team shares insights to help students feel confident as they navigate their process to and through college. 

Talking points will include the following:
Questions to ask during the admissions process (e.g. testing, transportation costs, interviews, non-custodial forms, & more)
Questions to ask about basic needs (e.g. housing, funds during college breaks, rural student support, healthcare, books, storage costs, & more)

Questions to ask to avoid barriers that preclude the college experience (e.g. course advising, undocumented student resources, socio-emotional support, study abroad, internships, career support & more)
Register Now
Counselors, high school juniors, and seniors are encouraged to register. Can’t attend the live presentation on May 13th at 2:00 p.m. CST? Continue to sign up. We’ll send the recording and slides to review at your convenience. Don’t forget to share.
Register Now
Counselors, high school juniors, and seniors are encouraged to register. Can’t attend the live presentation on May 13th at 2:00 p.m. CST? Continue to sign up. We’ll send the recording and slides to review at your convenience. Don’t forget to share.

Virtual Job Fairs- Lancaster County

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.

College Admissions, Preparation, Planning and Awareness Resources Offered- No MATTER where you are in the process – this is for you!

For High School Seniors and Parents AND EVEN Those in Grades K-11!

Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors Apprentice Opportunity!

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 vhatfield@lancastercountywib.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/

Additional AP Information

AP Exam E-Ticket Information

  • You will need this to check in on exam day.
  • It will be emailed to you 2 days before each test (you can also access your e-ticket in your student account on My AP (myap.collegeboard.org).
  • Each e-ticket is personalized to you and isn’t transferrable.
  • DO NOT share your e-ticket with anyone-you could lose your chance to test.
  • Your e-ticket is valid for the May exam schedule (students should test in may unless there is a significant conflict)

AP Test Format

  • Exam Questions are viewed by students in a web browser, like Chrome.
  • Students type or write their responses outside that browser.
  • Students then choose from 3 options to submit responses:
    • Copy and paste a typed response
    • Attach a typed response
    • Attach 1 or more photos of a handwritten response
  • World Language Exams require an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone. These exams cannot be taken on laptop or desktop computers. Before the exam, you must download the free AP World Languages Exam App-available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store.
  • If you have any issues on exam day that prevents you from testing successfully, you will be directed to an online AP makeup testing request form where you can describe what happened and request an e-ticket for a June makeup exam. You can also access the form at cb.org/requestmakeup

5 Steps to Take Before Exam Day

  1. Review your contact information. If you are not receiving emails from the AP Program, log in to your My AP to see the email address you used when you registered to take the exam.
  2. Check your Tech. Choose and prepare the device and documents you will use.
  3. Practice submitting your response. An online AP exam demo will be available on May 4th. Practice at http://cb.org/apdemo
  4. Gather what you need for each exam. Consult cb.org/apexamdaydocs for your specific AP course necessities.
  5. Receive your exam confirmation and e-ticket emails.

The 5 steps just outlined above are listed in the AP Exam Day Checklist. Download the AP Exam Day Checklist at cb.org/apchecklist. Print or hand copy the checklist for each exam you take. You should fill out the checklist and keep it next to you during the test.

Exam Day

  1. 30 minutes before start time– Check in-use your e-ticket, complete identity information, wait for exam to begin.
  2. Start time
    1. English and History Exams-Question will appear and you have 45 minutes to respond. You then have 5 minutes to submit your reponse.
    2. All other exams except English, History and World Languages-Question 1 appears and you have 25 minutes to develop your response and then 5 minutes to submit your response. Wait for question 2. Question 2 appears and you will have 15 minutes to respond and 5 minutes to submit your responses.
    3. World Language Exams-After check in when prompted select “start my exam”. Follow prompts and listen to exam directions. Complete task 1:Conversation and task 2:Cultural comparison/presentation. Check recordings and submit.

For a YouTube exam walk through check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZ2zpqlZNE&list=PLoGgviqq4844oyQviUHOOddAaMOdDAqpk&index=2

Interested in the Military?

Attention students: This a message from recruiter Seigle
🥇Pennsylvania Army National Guard🥇

🚨BECOME A CITIZEN-SOLDIER🚨

🚀Right now The Pennsylvania Army National Guard is offering the following benefits 

🔥$20k Sign on bonus (based on specific job criteria and eligibility requirements).  

🔥100 % Paid tuition while attending Pennsylvania’s 14 State and Community Colleges or equivalent of $4,097 per semester for higher education institutions who are privately owned.

🔥$50k present and future STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT- Can be used for living expenses due to tuition having already been paid by Pennsylvania’s Educational Assistance Grant. 

🔥$734 (Montgomery GI Bill and Kicker) monthly tax free stipend while enrolled in an institution full-time.

🔥Monthly paycheck

🔥Monthly Tax Free Stipend + Monthly Pay Check = Upwards of $900-950 MONTHLY‼️

🔥Low Cost Health Insurance

Career/Job Resources Announced

To view our jobseeker workshops online, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Workshops Available via PA CareerLink Youtube channel: Please, visit and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkw-7HTxXXg3RUyQvEdmtVQ
Intro to PA Career Link Services workshop on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wATHf_GaEo  
Personalized Services Overview workshop on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUnB2oqaL9Q&t=724so  
Landing a Job with a Criminal Background workshop on YouTube:https://youtu.be/row4TXWUhb8o  
Ace the Interview workshop on YouTube:https://youtu.be/xwEbtW-uNFUo  
Resume Workshop on YouTube:https://youtu.be/Us50_1r1BEco  
Applications, Cover Letters, and Thank You Notes workshop on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGGNOfkIVR4o  
Computer Basics workshop: Navigating the PA CareerLink website:https://youtu.be/S3sp2VLnWZgo  
Job Fair Bootcamp:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eUDj6J0x8o  
Finding Employment as we Mature (over 50):https://youtu.be/YPIMznRziBQo  
Jumpstart your Job Search:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ajx5wgNsp8o  
Young Adult Career Readiness:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRbxYJNKIdco  

Spanish Workshops: ▪ Computer Basics workshop:Spanish- Navigating PACareerLink.pa.gov website- Aprender a navegar la pagina web de PA CareerLink:https://youtu.be/9acUTVWbQYQ▪ Personalized Service Overview- Servicios Personalizados – PA CareerLink: https://youtu.be/Mu16gbd8s9A