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Education, Employment and Enlistment Spring Spectacular and financial aid help session set for April 22

spring spectacular information(03/31/2023) Career and college specialists from across the school district have collaborated to provide families with the opportunity to explore a variety of college, career and alternate pathways to pursue after school. The group will present the first “Education, Employment, and Enlistment Spring Spectacular” on Saturday, April 22 from 8:30-11 a.m. at Blaine High School (BHS).

The format will include a mix of scheduled 40-minute sessions on focused topics at either 8:30 or 9:15 a.m. The sessions feature a wide range of topics:

  • Tips on lowering the cost of college.
  • Military pathways.
  • Labor market trends.
  • Trades and apprenticeships.
  • Information for parents of high school juniors.
  • And more.

The college and career fair opens at 10 a.m. Nearly 40 higher education institutions from the region, 30-plus employers, and multiple military branches will be in attendance. View the session schedule with detailed descriptions and a list of planned college, military and employer attendees.

Families can learn more about financial aid by attending a FAFSA and MN Dream Act help session at the event. The free financial aid session will feature professional assistance in completing the FAFSA or the MN Dream Act. A brief financial aid overview will run from 8:30-8:45 a.m., followed by time (8:45-10 a.m.) to work on filling out financial aid forms and asking questions. Registration is not required for this event. For those planning to work on a FAFSA form at the event, apply for a FSA ID number at least 3 days prior to attending at Learn more about the event and financial aid forms.