Florida Keys Business Briefs
Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Key West Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Community College have once again partnered to help local families chart a course to a college education with Ready, Set, COLLEGE, a free, hands-on college application workshop  to be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the FKCC Key West campus.

Ready, Set, COLLEGE helps families and students with college and financial aid applications. The seminar also includes training for teachers and guidance counselors. All high school juniors and seniors, parents, teachers and guidance counselors are invited to attend Ready, Set, COLLEGE.

Two English professors will host a writing workshop at 5:30 p.m. to help students draft an effective essay. At 6:30 p.m., a financial aid specialist will discuss the federal financial aid application process. Students may use the college computer stations to set up their online FAFSA (financial aid) account and establish the login information and PIN that will be used throughout their college career. Scholarship information will be provided, and experts will offer advice about letters of recommendation and other application materials.

Call the Key West Chamber of Commerce at 305-294-2587 for information.