Taking student groups in junior and senior years of high school on college tours helps to prepare them for college life. Trip leaders can take students on trips to different geographic regions of the U.S. or themed tours.
(Hendersonville, NC) Educational Travel Consultants, a student travel company based in Hendersonville, North Carolina, was awarded a contract by Federation Employment and Guidance Services (FEGS) in New York City. The three-year contract funds students from underserved neighborhoods to take college tours in the State of New York. Administrators of the workforce development program have been instrumental in steering students towards obtaining college degrees and certificates from technical and trade schools. FEGS participants also compete for employment opportunities throughout New York.
Educational Travel Consultants (ETC) was selected out of a group of student travel companies that submitted proposals for college tours. ETC had demonstrated experience at college tours in the past. Howard Clemens, CEO of ETC, said, "We are proud to be working with FEGS. Six different college tours have taken place since the three-year contract was awarded last year. Financially disadvantaged students have the opportunity to take two and three day trips to visit colleges, giving them a glimpse into their possible futures." Clemens says, "ETC was awarded the contract by FEGS because of the quality of the student tour experience and economical pricing."
Sandi Rosenthal is Senior Director of Workforce Development at Education =and Youth Services in New York City. Rosenthal reflected upon a recent college tour from April 16-17, 2014 with South Shore and Bronx Community High School students. "Students toured Sullivan Community College, Delhi College, Herkimer College and the State University of New York (SUNY) Morrisville State," said Rosenthal. In addition to the tour, the student group stayed overnight in Utica, New York and enjoyed some dining and entertainment activities.
Educational Travel Consultants has been conducting student tours in the U.S. for over 30 years. The company is based in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and has taken student groups to Washington D.C., New York City and Orlando, Florida, as well as other popular student travel destinations. Theme tours of major cities include art tours, performance tours, music festivals, science and history tours. ETC has taken students from the U.S. and abroad on tour of U.S. colleges and other destinations. ETC's professional staff works with teachers to create tours that reflect curricular objectives and are affordable for all students. Visit: http://www.educationaltravelconsultants.com.