By Mabell, Dave on November 7, 2019.
Hundreds of high school students from across the region will sample Lethbridge College today, learning how important it may be to their future.
They’ll be checking out the college’s 50-plus career-related programs, many of them offering tours or hands-on experience. And following the event – running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – one participant will win a $1,500 tuition credit.
“Anyone who comes to Open House is going to get to see things that they wouldn’t on a regular day,” says Jessica Quartermain, the college’s recruitment and events co-ordinator.
“It’s a really special time to just come and see what we have.”
Like the year’s second Open House each spring, it’s open to all interested.
“It’s a really exciting opportunity for anyone who’s considering becoming a Lethbridge College student in the next couple of years,” she says.
The fall event is timed for high school students who arrive by bus or car, organizers point out. The spring event is held on a Saturday, possibly a day off for people in the workforce who want to resume their education and upgrade their skills.
“They can come and check out the displays, and maybe their interests will align with a program and they can take the next step towards their future.”
Parking is readily available for both events, officials add.
Information and displays from the college’s student supports and student services will be presented during the day, along with displays from all the college’s academic programs. Visitors can also learn about the college’s athletics, its financial services, its Indigenous and international services and more.
Organizers say everyone will be encouraged to speak one-on-one with instructors, to take part in information sessions, and to tour the campus.
And today, they add, the $90 application fee will be waived for everyone who applies during Open House for an opening in a 2020 intake in an available program.
To be eligible for the $1,500 tuition credit, visitors are asked to register when they arrive.
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