SBJ Staff Report
Oct 20, 2011 – Thinking about going back to college to advance your career? A free college fair event featuring 100 Georgia and out of state colleges and universities are coming to Savannah on Weds. 0ct. 26.
The free fair will offer guidance to high school and adult students at the PROBE College Fair Weds. Oct 26 at Oglethorpe Mall from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The fair is free and open to high school students and their families, and any prospective student.
The eight-week fall PROBE tour consists of 61 college fairs held at various schools and venues across the state of Georgia. GEAC’s mission is to stimulate interest in post-secondary education for citizens of Georgia by bringing together students, parents, counselors, administrators and representatives of post-secondary educational institutions including colleges and vocational-technical schools.
The tour stops provide local high school students a chance to speak one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities in one central location. “For many families, finding the time and resources, especially with the price of gas, to visit colleges and universities is tough,” according to Bill Smith, executive director of PROBE.
“By bringing the PROBE college fair to the students, they are able to be exposed to schools they might not otherwise have a chance to experience.”
For more information and to view the entire fall schedule please visit http://www.gaprobe.org.
The tour was created by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee was founded in the early 1980’s, GEAC formed a committee consisting of various secondary and post-secondary education professionals from throughout the state of Georgia. The committee created “PROBE: A look into post-secondary education,” a program which helps improve communication between high school students and higher educational institutes.
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