"What do I want to be when I grow up?" "What is college really
like?" Those are some of the questions that students asked
during the 4th annual event at Castleton State
College entitled; "Your Journey Starts Here."
Approximately 400 seventh graders from 8 middle schools
throughout Rutland County attended the event Tuesday, April 9 from
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
"Your Journey Starts Here" is a collaborative effort between the
Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board, Vermont Student
Assistance Corporation, and participating schools including Mill
River Union Middle School, Rutland Town, Proctor, Benson Village
School, Orwell, Castleton Village School, Fair Haven Grade School,
and Otter Valley.
The goal of "Your Journey Starts Here" is to help seventh grade
students start thinking about the college and career planning
process, to reaffirm that continuing education beyond high school
is a real possibility, let them know about their educational
options, and assist them in making sound decisions about their high
school courses and experiences.
The day included a number of group and experiential activities
led by Castleton State College students. In addition, the students
also took tours of the campus.
Castleton Football Coach, Marc Klatt, made the welcoming
remarks. The Keynote Speaker was Lt. Charles Cacciatore, with the
Vermont State Police. Later in the day the students heard from
Stafford Technical Center Alumni Anthony Edwards and Melissa Rixon
about their college and career pathways.
For more info contact Peg Bolgioni, Stafford Technical Center
Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com or (802)