Villa to host Youth College and Career Fair

WEST CHICAGO – State Senator Karina Villa is hosting a Youth College and Career Fair for local students making plans for after high school graduation.

“Deciding what’s next after high school can be an overwhelming decision for many students,” said Villa (D-West Chicago). “With many options available—from going to college, to attending trade school, or immediately joining the work force—it can be hard to know what’s right for them.”

The College and Career Fair is open to students as young as middle schoolers who are interested in learning more about opportunities and career paths available to them after high school. Representatives from colleges, universities and small businesses, as well as entrepreneurs from across the state will be in attendance to share information and opportunities with attendees. Community leaders will also be present to speak and share their own career paths as well as any advice they have for the students.

The fair will be held at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., on July 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

“Through this College and Career Fair, our hope is that students will have the opportunity to learn about all the options available to them and make an educated decision when the time comes,” Villa said. “They deserve every chance to forge their own way and follow their dreams. We want to help them do that.”

College or career oriented organizations interested in participating are invited to fill out an online form. Students wishing to attend can reach out to Villa’s office at 630-326-9319 or via email.