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Hundreds attend First Coast School Expo

Searching for educational opportunities

If you're looking to head back to school or need certification for a new career you'll definitely want to head to the First Coast School Expo this weekend.
If you're looking to head back to school or need certification for a new career you'll definitely want to head to the First Coast School Expo this weekend.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Strolling through the Avenues Mall, families searched for educational opportunities at the 2012 First Coast School Expo. Saturday, students were given a chance to sort through choices and talk to school representatives about unique features.

"It's helpful. It puts a name with a face when you're calling places to get information it kind of helps make it a little more personal, so it's important," said parent Allison Helms.

Hundreds of people came to discover a new foundation for their future. From traditional classrooms to job training, schools in attendance offered a wide variety of opportunities. Some students were looking for an academic foundation while others wanted to find a new career path.

"I'm out here looking at different careers, searching for another opportunity, you know just to have a back up plan," said prospective student Joi Bentley.

Searching for a chance to learn, an option to change, and a clear choice, students still have an opportunity to find out which school might work best.

"It's very beneficial it's great," said parent Victoria Efrom.

The First Coast School Expo continues on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Avenues Mall at 10300 Southside Boulevard.

For more information about the event and the schools participating, visit the First Coast School Expo special section.