The Addison County Workforce Alliance
is offering a fun, hands-on opportunity to explore career pathways and learn about personal budgeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Avenue, Middlebury.
In a festive atmosphere, participants will “play the game of life” by picking a career and learning how much it pays – and the cost of the required training and education involved. Participants will then move through several lifestyle choices to build a monthly budget and get a sense of the associated financial realities.
ACWA partners and volunteers will be on hand to provide guidance and advice about options and resources available to support a path to success. Employers with job openings and service providers offering with resources such as training, funding, housing, and transportation will be available. A take-out meal, courtesy of the Hannaford Career Center's café, The Glass Onion, will be provided.
The Financial Reality Fair is open to anyone to attend but will have the most impact for high school juniors and seniors and 15-to 24-year-old community members who would like to learn about real life budgeting and making lifestyle choices.
Registration for this event is free!