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Education Expo to be held Aug. 5

DAVIE — To help students succeed in school and beyond, the Education Department will showcase colleges, universities, trade and technical schools at the Education Expo August at Signature Grand in Davie.

Approximately 30 schools will have information and staff to give students an understanding of the institutions’ programs. Tribal departments will also share information about their functions.

“We want to give students the opportunity to see what each department does,” said Edward Amador, Higher Education program manager. “We are trying to match up educational opportunities with employment opportunities. That’s how we can drive someone for success.”

Workshops on interviewing skills, resume writing, how to choose the right college, and whether to attend college in person or online, will be featured at the Expo. Keynote speakers will be announced soon.

The expo’s goal is to show students the latest educational and professional programs, industry trends, and technology that are available to them.

Amador believes Tribal students have the unique opportunity to do what they want to do because they want to do it, not because they have to. But it is important that they participate in the expo so they can understand where their interests lie.

“They can make the right decision based on their passion,” said Amador. “We can outline an education based on their interests. Sometimes people pick the wrong school or program and drop out. If from the beginning you get the right fit, (success) will happen.”

The Education Expo will be held Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Signature Grand is located at 6900 W. State Rd. 84, off I-595, in Davie.

Beverly Bidney
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