Penn Manor High School hosted an Education Day and Career Expo November 6 that included representatives from more than 100 colleges, trade schools, businesses and the military.
The event, held in the gymnasium, gave all students in grades 9 through 12 and their parents – who were welcome to attend – an opportunity to learn more about dozens of academic programs, careers and schools.
A diverse range of colleges offering programs in technology, health sciences, liberal arts, graphic arts and automotive repair participated in the event. Local colleges and universities such as Millersville, Franklin & Marshall and Elizabethtown, were represented, along with colleges from as far away as Florida.
Participating businesses included Turkey Hill, Tanger Outlets, High Company, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster and Willow Valley.
In addition, representatives from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and National Guard were available to answer questions.
All students were encouraged to visit as many tables as possible and to ask practical questions, such as whether a college has a career placement office or what percentage of the freshman class will graduate in four years.
The gymnasium was bustling with activity throughout the morning as presenters dispensed information, along with brochures, water bottles, sunglasses, candy bars, squeeze toys and other swag.
“This was the perfect opportunity for students to meet face to face with contacts from schools or businesses they are interested in,” said Marjean Long, Penn Manor High School counselor. “We are thrilled that so many representatives were there to share information with our students about the numerous possibilities after graduation.”
Many thanks to all those who participated in this important event.