Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares to attend – can explore future possibilities by attending two free programs next week.
The 90-minute programs will run from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Barton County Academy, 5220 W. 10th St. in Great Bend.
During the first program, from 9-10:30 a.m., Liz Klima, an adviser from the Central Kansas Educational Opportunity Center, will go over financial aid for post-secondary education. She will share tips on when and how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). She will also talk about career exploration and the types of jobs that are available.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon, employment specialist Melissa Feist from Kansas Workforce One will discuss job applications, resumes, what to say and how to dress for an interview.
Members of the public who would like to attend should call Site Director Becky Gillette at the Barton County Academy, 620-792-7995, by Monday. “We’ll have a chair for you as well as some great information,” Gillette said.
Barton County Academy is associated with three school districts to help people get their high school diplomas. The school specializes in students who do not fit the traditional mold, from age 16-78. (Those 18 or younger need to get permission from their home high school principal.) The academy also provides classes for students who would like to improve their spoken English.