The Out of Province Post-Secondary Event took place at Jasper Place High School today.
The event gives students the opportunity to access direct information from over 30 universities across Canada. Doug Chester, a councillor at Jasper Place, explained to Global News why the event could have an important impact.
“I think students are a little shy, maybe, to kind of start thinking about that post-secondary piece,” said Chester. “And this puts it right in their doorstep.”
In addition to firsthand information from university representatives about key program opportunities, the event offers information about costs of post-secondary and scholarships. Chester says Alberta students are very well regarded, and therefore universities are interested in potentially enticing students to out-of-province institutions.
“It’s almost like a travelling roadshow,” Chester said. “They have never come to Edmonton before, so this is a first of its kind event in our city.”
Previously, the Out of Province Post-Secondary Event took place in Calgary. Since it’s come to Edmonton, it has grown to include a district event, and a few other high schools. (KLM)