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Project Provides Career/College Resource for School Counselors

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach for K-12 Office is coordinating a notebook that will put information at high school counselors’ fingertips when they talk with students about careers and colleges.

The project is funded by a $10,102 grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

The notebook, titled “Getting Them There,” will be provided to counselors at the 27 high schools participating in PHEAA’s Creating Access to Postsecondary program. It will provide counselors with checklists, handouts and quick resources as they help students think about their futures.

Topics include self-assessment to help students narrow their career interests and the colleges they want to consider, pre-college assessments with information on PSATs and SATs, pre-college activities with information on college visitations and college search sites, the application process, and financial aid.

The Outreach for K-12 Office is additionally modifying the information from the notebooks to produce a “Getting Them There” website that would be available for use by all school counselors.

To learn more about services available to school districts through the Outreach for K-12 Office at Penn College, call 570-320-8003.

For more about the college, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

For more information about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7562 or through its Web portal.

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