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February 19, 2013

HCN college fair is back

DANVILLE — The Hendricks College Network College, Career, and Graduation Fair returns to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex here from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28.

The event will feature more than 80 colleges and training programs, along with an airplane.

Various workshops begin at 5 p.m. with the fair running from 6 to 8 p.m.

Representatives from a variety of continuing education options will be on hand, including undergraduate schools, technical and trade programs, military options, and graduate degree programs.

Joe Lee from Vincennes University will be bringing along a Pulsar plane to help get patrons excited about the ever evolving careers in aviation technology.

But for the first time in the decade-long history of the event, the HCN will be combining the graduate and college career fairs into one event.

“All in one night you will find programs for high school seniors and adults in the same place,” said Brandy Perrill, interim director of the HCN. “We know it’s hard for people to make time for their kids, make time for the fair, and for adults to take the night off to serve their needs.”

Perrill said schools from all over the country will be attending to meet with students, including those from as far away as the University of Alabama. She said almost every school in the state, whether they offer two-year degrees or four will be represented as well.

“I think this is a good place to come where you can see a variety of programs and not feel the one-on-one pressure you feel about walking into a school,” she said. “Here you can be general and explore all of the different options and compare the programs next to each other.”

All manner of educational opportunities will be represented as well, including trade and apprenticeship continuing education, which Perrill says can financially benefit working adults.

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