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Apr 26, 2016

Polaris Center to Hold Annual Transition Fair


Event:           Polaris Center to Hold Annual Transition Fair
Date:             Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time:            9 a.m. to Noon
Location:     CREC John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center
                      474 School Street
                      East Hartford, CT 06108


On April 27, CREC’s John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center will hold its third annual transition fair, an event that will feature more than 20 local businesses, post-secondary schools, and state agencies. The fair creates an opportunity for students at CREC’s John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center to learn more about jobs and educational options as they transition from adolescence into adulthood.

In addition to students, the fair will be open to their parents and families. This will help the center create a more welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all. Students and staff from both the Farmington Valley Diagnostic Center and the Southern Transition Real-World and the Independent Vocational Education (STRIVE) program are also invited to attend.

“Reaching out to other CREC student service schools to offer this opportunity is an idea we have had for the past couple of years,” said Robyn Sullivan, principal of CREC’s John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center. “We are so excited that it is finally coming to fruition. Sharing our resources not only helps additional students, but it shows our Polaris students that we are a community here at CREC. We have something helpful to offer, and we want to share it with others.”

Lending its support on April 27 will be CREC’s human resources department. Human resources staff will perform mock interviews, providing immediate feedback that will help participants be successful in future job interviews.  

For more information about CREC’s John J. Allison, Jr. Polaris Center and the transition fair, visit

While the transition fair is limited to invited guests, members of the media are encouraged to attend.


The Capitol Region Education Council was established in 1966 and is celebrating 50 years of academic excellence. Working with and for its member districts, CREC has developed a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in the region. CREC brings five decades of experience in education, regional collaboration, and operations to provide innovative strategies and products that address the changings needs of school districts and their students, corporations, non-profits, and individual professions. CREC regularly serves 36 towns in Greater Hartford, offering more than 120 programs to more than 150,000 students annually. CREC manages more than 35 facilities throughout the area, including 18 interdistrict magnet schools. More information about CREC and CREC’s award-winning schools is available at


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