Poinciana Campus to Host Resource Fair

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Location: Poinciana Campus Courtyard

The Poinciana Campus will welcome community members to a special outdoor event on Saturday, May 22, 2021, for the Poinciana Community Resource Fair. Hosted in partnership with Brandon Arrington, chair of the Osceola County Commission, the event will provide Poinciana community members and their families an opportunity to engage with a variety of Osceola County services and local businesses to discover available community resources and receive information about Valencia’s program offerings, both credit and non-credit.

This fun-filled resource fair includes career coaching stations, advising stations, guest speakers, community partner tables and entertainment, as well as the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

“After more than a year of being in a fully virtual environment, we are eager to welcome our community members back to the Poinciana Campus and assure them that we are here to support the community,” said Jennifer Robertson, executive dean, Poinciana Campus.

While there, participants can visit with local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses for information on housing assistance, utilities assistance, small business resources, school information, healthcare services and much more. In the career coaching stations, community members can meet with career coaches for one-on-one resume advice and tips for job interviews and searches. Academic advisors will also be on-site, providing information on Valencia’s programs, application process and course offerings.

Additionally, the Florida Department of Health will be on site administering the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine in its mobile vaccination bus.

Admission to the Poinciana Community Resource Fair is free to the public and family friendly, with a designated Kid’s Zone for children to take part in games, contests and other activities. All participants will also have the opportunity to win incredible free giveaways, such as theme park tickets, entrance to APV amenities, and much more.

Please note that COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place throughout the event, with masks being required at all times by participants, partners and staff. Social distancing will also be in effect for all locations and queues.

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