The Mayor’s Returning to Learning College Fair

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The Returning to Learning College Fair was held in the lower mezzanine of the SEPTA Building at 1234 Market Street

A few weeks ago, the Mayor’s Returning to Learning Partnership Program sponsored a free adult college fair at 1234 Market Street. The Returning to Learning Partnership is a 25% tuition discount program for full-time City employees in partnership with area colleges and universities.

“In the 21st century economy, a high school diploma is not enough.  Our Administration is committed to building a high-skilled, well-educated workforce by promoting post-secondary education options,” said Mayor Michael Nutter in the City’s official press release.

Held on Friday October 25th from 2pm-6pm, the college fair saw over 200 people in attendance. In addition to raffles and a food table, the college fair also featured speeches from the Center of Excellence’s Jackie Linton, SEPTA General Manager Joseph M. Casey and Mayor Michael Nutter.

Co-sponsors for the college fair were Graduate! Philadelphia an initiative aimed at helping Philadelphia adults go back to college; PhillyGoes2College which supports and facilitates a college-going culture among citizens of all ages; and SEPTA.

Participating schools included Chestnut Hill College; Community College of Philadelphia; DeVry University; Drexel University Online; East Stroudsburg University; Eastern University; Immaculata  University; LaSalle University; Neumann University; Peirce College; Penn State World Campus; Philadelphia University; Rosemont College; Rowan University; Saint Joseph’s University; Temple University; Thomas Edison State College; University of the Sciences; and Widener University.

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The purpose of the Mayor’s Returning to Learning Partnership is to help City employees reach their postsecondary education goals.

Click here to learn more about the program and partnering schools.

Sign up for Returning to Learning here.

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