UPDATED: MetroWest College & Career Fair at Ashland High
ASHLAND – Ashland High School hosting the the annual MetroWest College and Career Fair earlier this morning, March 18.
The fair gives students and parents from MetroWest area high schools the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 75 colleges, universities and gap-year options.
There were also career day booths, including Ashland Police Chief Cara Rossi, Ashland Town Manager Michael Herbert, the U.S. Coast Guard, The U.S. Air Force, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, and more.
Besides the booths in the gym, there were speakers on the college application process, financial aid. and SAT/ACT’s.
The event was sponsored by Ashland Education Foundation (AEFI).
MetroWest College Planning Collaborative (CPC), which is a regional joint college access initiative founded in December of 2014 by Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College through the Department of Higher Education’s Vision Project, sent out a press release about the event earlier this month.
The CPC’s mission is to provide the necessary outreach, training, mentoring and advising to guide youth and non-traditional adult learners in the Metro West region on their desired pathway to higher education. The CPC welcomes and serves all members of the community and supports specific outreach focus on underrepresented, low-income, first-generation, minority students and their families.