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At Metro Tech

College Fair Sponsored By Officials

A college fair will be sponsored by the Oklahoma County Black Elected Officials from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The event will be held at the Business Conference Center of Metro Tech, 1900 Springlake Dr.

More than 50 universities, organizations and every branch of the military services will be represented, as well as experts, who speak to students on hand to speak with students about professional licensing and career paths.

“Education is the gateway out of poverty,” said State Rep. Jason Lowe (Dem., Oklahoma City), “and this effort will help our young people to gain access to a great college education.”

The event will highlight college affordability, scholarship options and other career opportunities for students not necessarily interested in a traditional university, a statement pointed out.

Students in both middle and high school are being encouraged to attend.

“Education is a powerful tool to be used in order to be successful,” State Rep. Lowe added.

Several breakout sessions will be held, at which and experts will discuss test-taking skills, how to apply for college and how students can attend college tuition-free with Oklahoma’s Promise scholarships.

“We recognize that everyone may not be college-bound,” said event organizer and former State Rep. Mike Shelton (Dem., Oklahoma City), “but the truth is, there’s something...To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper