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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
"My Career in Manufacturing Is a Reality"
Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) has launched a new Advanced Manufacturing Program that opened the Advanced Manufacturing Center in August. This skill is in high demand locally and paid internships are available at $12-$14 per hour, rising to $20 per hour after one year. Currently accepting only 50 students, enrollment fills quickly. Registration is now open.
Advanced manufacturing provides opportunities for an innovative and creative career. QVCC's program is nine months in duration, with 24 credits applied to an Associate Degree. QVCC reports that 95% of their graduates in this program are employed, with many hired by manufacturing firms in the local area.
An open house is scheduled on November 9th during which visitors may tour the new facility and gather information about the degree program. For more information, click here.
Financial Aid Workshop for Parents
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Much has been published in recent months about the financial aid process related to college costs. Included in all of this is the announcement of a major change that the federal government is introducing this year which is designed to provide more timely feedback to students and their parents/guardians. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1, three months earlier than in past years (January 1). So parents/guardians will be able to use last year's (2015) tax returns when completing this form that is required by colleges and universities when families are seeking financial aid.
The EOSHS Guidance Department has scheduled a financial aid workshop at 7 pm on Thursday, NOVEMBER 17th in the school auditorium. A representative from the Barnum Group, a financial organization that specializes in the financial aid process, will present information about the FAFSA, how the financial aid system can work for families, how colleges use tuition discounting as a tool in the admissions process, and how the CSS Profile differs from the FAFSA. Additionally, time will be devoted for the representative to address questions from parents/guardians in attendance.
This workshop may be beneficial for parents/guardians of students in the lower grades (9, 10, 11) as well as for those who have seniors going through the college admissions process this year.
College Matriculation - Class of 2016
Below is a list of colleges (in alphabetical order) to which students from the Class of 2016 matriculated for this school year. The number in parentheses indicated how many students enrolled in that school. The percentages to the right reflect 4- and 6-year graduation rates.
Becker College (17%/28%)
Berklee College of Music ((45%/58%)
Boston College (2) (89%/92%)
Boston University (2) (80%/85%)
Bowdoin College (88%/93%)
Brandeis University (80%/86%)
Brown University (2) (83%/96%)
Central CT State University ((9) (25%/57%)
Clemson University (58%/81%)
Coastal Carolina University (26%/43%)
Dickinson College (81%/85%)
Duke University (2) (87%/95%)
East Carolina University (35%/62%)
Eastern CT State University (21) (44%/56%)
Emerson College (78%/80%)
Emmanuel College (56%/64%)
Florida Gulf University (22%/43%)
Full Sail University (43%/43%)
Goucher College (57%/69%)
Hofstra University (49%/60%)
Ithaca College (69%/76%)
James Madison University (66%/83%)
Johnson & Wales University (32%/41%)
Keene State College (2) (53%/63%)
Kent State University (32%/56%)
Maine College of Art (64%/67%)
Manchester Community College (19) (5%/18%)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (34%/52%)
Middlebury College (87%/94%)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (82%/92%)
Moody Bible Institute (59%/69%)
Mount Ida College (2) (31%/40%)
Naugatuck Valley Community College (5%/14%)
Pace University (37%/53%)
Plymouth State University (44%/58%)
Queens University-Charlotte (46%/53%)
Quinebaug Valley Community College (6) (9%/16%)
Rhode Island College (14%/44%)
Rice University (80%/91%)
Rider University (54%/64%)
Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute (63%/81%)
Sacred Heart University (58%/64%)
Saint Joseph's University (72%/79%)
Saint Leo University (31%/42%)
School of Visual Arts (3) (62%/69%)
Sierra Nevada College (27%/41%)
Southern CT State University (4) (23%/52%) Springfield College (2) (63%/72%)
St. Lawrence University (82%/87%)
Suffolk University (41%/56%)
Three Rivers Community College (5%/15%)
Unity College (4) (46%/54%) University of Connecticut (38) (70%83%)