The First Annual Red Hook High School Student Career and College Fair

This community event is scheduled for April 29th, 2:30 to 6PM at the Red Hook High School. The Red Hook Education Foundation, Bard College, the Red Hook Central School District, and the Red Hook Parent Teacher Student Association have partnered to support our local students in planning their future. Whether they plan on apprenticing in a trade or attending a trade school; attending 2, 4 or more years of college; or a career path that does not require more formal education–all of this takes planning, making connections and networking.

The event will feature over 30 career presentations, regional colleges and trade schools, workshops on applying to college and the careers of the future, incentive awards and fantastic door prizes, and very cool music with a DJ and light show.

Generous sponsors for the Fair are: The Palombo Group, Software Consulting Associates, Inc, TD Bank, Professional Computer Associates, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Bard College, and the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce. Barnes and Noble, and Best Buy are contributors to the incentive awards. Churches, civic groups, elected officials, local businesses, the Omega Institute, Bard College professors and administrators, local farmers, local restaurants, teachers and many, many parents and students are all pitching in to make this the ultimate and fun learning experience for the entire community.

One of many highlights: “Careers of the Future” workshop-exploring and imagining where careers are heading including technology and the sciences; sustainable building and energy; and the future of farming and food in the Hudson Valley.

Panelists include: Wil LaBossier who built his own electric car, Skip Bacchus, CEO of Omega Institute that built the first “living building” in the world, Pat Courtney-Strong from TSEC, Rebecca Thomas a Computer Scientist from Bard College with her robots, and Ben Shute from Hearty Roots Farm in Red Hook.

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