Governor Baker kicks off college awareness month

About 900 students from the Springfield Public High Schools were at the Basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker visited western Massachusetts Tuesday to talk to students headed for college. 22News spoke with the Governor about the importance of higher education in the Commonwealth.

About 900 students from the Springfield Public High Schools were at the Basketball Hall of Fame Tuesday.

A college fair has been taking place at the hall of fame as part of the Baker Administrations new Commonwealth Commitment in honor of College Awareness Month.

Governor Baker said it’s important students have the conversations necessary to prepare them for what’s next. “If kids work with people on this. They can make decisions that work for them academically as well as financially, but they have to start early which is why events like this matter.”

Governor Baker said he has three kids himself, so he can understand why some kids wait so long to make decisions in education.

Baker also visited Holyoke High School Tuesday to discuss the receivership program.

It will also take place at the Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, October 5, from 9AM to 1PM. Mayor Domenic Sarno will join Governor Baker as well as Superintendent of Schools Daniel J. Warwick, Education Secretary Jim Peyser, and High Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago.

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