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CHAC presents inaugural College and Career Resource Fair in Flagstaff

 Community organizations come together to provide information on upcoming events and programs for youth

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The Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council presented its inaugural “College & Career Resource Fair” on March 7 at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff.

The fair, open to parents, high school students and community members, presented information to help area youth prepare for employment, internships, job shadowing, high-school-to-college transition and financial aid and scholarships as they prepare for higher education and the next steps needed for their future.

Nearly 20 information tables filled the gym featuring such organizations as AmeriCorp, the Applied Indigenous Studies program at Northern Arizona University, the Arizona Conservation Corps, the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology — CAVIAT, the Coconino Coalition for Children and YouthCoconino Community College Career ServicesCoconino Community College Student ServicesCoconino County Human ResourcesCoconino County Career Center, the Flagstaff Teen Employment CorpsGoodwill of Northern Arizona One-Stop Job CenterNorthern Arizona University’s College Resource CenterSouthwestern Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and the U.S. Job Corps.

A series of workshops were also presented featuring information on upcoming summer job workshops and job fairs, the new Flagstaff Teen Jobs Corp., high-school-to-college transition programs and general information on potential scholarship and financial aid options.

Contact Theresa Thomas at TThomas@coconinoaz.gov for information on how to take part in the 2016 “College & Career Resource Fair” presented by the Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council.