Career and study fair set for tomorrow

POSTED: 11/6/12 12:01 PM

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Career and Study Fair Committee is making final preparations for the annual Career & Study Fair, scheduled for tomorrow at the Belair Community Center.

College and university representatives from St. Maarten, Curaçao, Aruba, the United States and Holland will be on hand to share information about their academic institutions. In addition to local educational institutions such as the University of St. Martin, SBO-St. Maarten and SIFMA, representatives from Student Support Services S4 and the study financing department will be present to provide information about their services.

Under the theme A Better Future Through Better Education the fair will be open to the pre-exam students from all secondary schools from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and for the public from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
“The students we are focusing on are those who have chosen or are now deciding whether to attend college or enter the workforce. Every individual needs to know what choice is best for him or her. The fair provides an opportunity for students to gather the information necessary to make the right choice as they prepare to graduate from high school. We also recognize that parents play a major role in the decision making and so does the financial aspects of investing in a college education. Therefore, we are encouraging more parents to visit the fair during the 3:00 – 7:00 pm time slot”, committee officials pointed out.

A variety of local businesses and organizations have already confirmed their participation this year including Nagico, PJIAE, Telem N.V., Coast Guard, the Police Force, Winair, Customs, St. Maarten Medical Center, the prison, the Mental Health Foundation, the Harbor Group of Companies and the Tourist Bureau. Several other organizations are still in the process of confirming their participation. The deadline is this weekend.

“We are very grateful for the financial institutions, companies and colleges participating in this event. The information they provide is going to help our youth decide what their next step will be. Some youngsters will also use this opportunity to obtain more information on a particular career they have been thinking of”, committee officials said.

This annual event promises to be very informative and supportive in the planning and decision making involved in furthering one’s education. The public is invited to come out and benefit from the available information and advice. The fair will be open from 9:00 am – 9:15 pm.

As a means of encouraging students and parents to begin preparing for college early, there will be a sponsored raffle starting at 3:30 pm for various college electronic essentials. In order to win the raffle participants must be present at drawing. Radio X104.3 fm will be broadcasting live from the fair in the afternoon.

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