WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Individuals interested in attending college or furthing their education are advised to mark their calendars to attend the annual Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Development, Education and Training Expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Wright Patt Club.
The annual event is conducted by the 88th Force Support Squadron’s Education and Training office and is free and open to anyone with base access.
Advisors from more than 50 colleges will be on hand to provide information on educational development opportunities and various career programs.
“At the expo, attendees can explore their educational and developmental interests,” said Edie Redfern, 88th Force Development Flight, Chief of Education Services. “This highly sought after event will offer participants exposure to many higher education and workforce developmental opportunities.”
In addition to college representation, support agencies will be on hand to provide additional resources. Some of the agencies attending the expo are the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Wright-Patterson School Liaison Officer, Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, and the Ohio Department of Veteran Services.
Informational breakout sessions will be offered during the expo on military initial and follow-up counseling, Force Development opportunities, Air Force Institute of Technology opportunities, on-line learning opportunities and financial aid.
Also during the expo, the Greene county bookmobiles will be located outside of the Wright-Patt Club. Participants can sign-up on the spot for a library membership and representatives will be available to answer any questions.
“Whether it is to begin or further their education, the expo is the perfect venue for those who are considering it,” said Redfern. “Representatives from educational institutions can answer all their questions and provide guidance and the support agencies can assist with making personal and professional educations plans and provide them with the tools needed to plan a better future.”
For additional information on the expo, contact the 88th Force Development Education and Training office at 937-904-4801, 88.FSS.Base.Training@us.af.mil or visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/WrightPattEducationTraining.
Story courtesy of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.