College and Career Readiness Fair to Showcase Marketing Field for Students, Educators

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EDISON — The Career and Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) of New Jersey will present a College and Career Readiness Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to familiarize high school and college students, parents, and educators with the growing field of marketing. The Fair will be held in the Brunswick Room of Crabiel Hall at Middlesex County College. Admission is free.

Hosted by CTEP’s Marketing Project (www.ctepmarketingtoolkit.org), the Fair will feature exhibits and presentations on marketing, a poster contest for students, and a chance to talk with marketing professionals about the many different and interesting jobs available in marketing.

“Attendees will be able to talk with marketers and professors about preparing for a marketing career,” said Til Dallavalle, coordinator of the project. “They’ll learn what skills marketing firms are looking for, the role of marketing in promoting products and services across our economy, and the many opportunities for a career in different areas of marketing.”

According to Dallavalle, government figures project a 13 percent growth in marketing employment to over 700,000 jobs through 2018. “These are jobs that pay well and offer opportunities for advancement,” he said.

One of the highlights of the fair will be the student poster competition. Students can submit posters on the CTE theme of “Making a Difference” at the fair, or send them to the CTEP office in advance. Their projects will be featured at the fair.

More information on the CTEP Marketing Career Cluster, the Fair, and the poster contest can be found on the www.ctepmarketingtoolkit.org web site.


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