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DALLAS: The Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 is organizing Looking Forward, a free all-day career and academic planning event for students and their parents, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Misericordia University.

The event is being offered in partnership with WVIA Public Media and is open to all Northeastern Pennsylvania students in grades 8-12 and their parents. Students will attend concurrently running workshop sessions covering a variety of career clusters and the steps leading to informed career preparation and choice. Parents will have opportunities to explore ways in which they can assist their children with academic and career planning.

Bill Kelly, president and chief executive office of WVIA Public Media and host of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, will open the event with an interview of Kris Jones, investor, author and founder of KBJ Capital.

Information booths will be available for students and parents to interact with local colleges, universities and other members of the educational and business communities. To register, or for more details, visit http://www.liu18.org/index.php/lookingforward.

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