The 26th annual Medina County College, Tech, and Trade Fair was held on Wednesday, October 11, at the Medina Fairgrounds Community Center. Eighty colleges and career-enhancing (military, trade, manufacturing, and resource) organizations from Ohio and nearby states participated. More than 300 students, parents, and educators also attended. In addition, helpful financial aid information was offered to all families in attendance. As these young people make decisions concerning their post-high school education, certainly a number of them will be directed toward many of the organizations that were represented.
An optional feature this year was StriveScan, which provides student-scanning technology and enables students to quickly provide their information to colleges. Students were encouraged to use it, but it was not required to attend. Many organization representatives participated in this process. During the fair, students who opted to use StriveScan showed their barcode to organization representatives, who then scanned it to send students more information about their schools. The day after the fair, students received a report with information on the organizations with whom they scanned.
Listed below are some selected comments received this year from participating organization representatives:
- Great event! Everyone was polite and very informative.
- It was a great evening!
- Lovely student helpers!!
- Thank you, ESC of Medina County, for organizing this great event to help educate young people on their post-high school options and providing employers the opportunity to engage with and educate the students.
- Everyone was very kind and helpful!
- Great event! Will be back next year! Thank you for using StriveScan.
We thank Medina County high school guidance counselors for their support in planning this event and for their commitment to furthering the education and career development of our county’s students. We also express our appreciation to the personnel at the Medina County Community Center for their on-site assistance. In addition, we commend the 11 students from the Medina County Career Center for volunteering their time to assist as ushers.
The fair was coordinated by the Educational Service Center of Medina County and Medina County Economic Development Corporation. It was authorized by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counselors.