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Feb 16, 2022

College & Career Fest For Brunswick County Schools

Sponsored Content provided by Mel Beasley - Creative Director, Wide Open Tech

The Center of Applied Science and Technology (COAST) will be hosting a college readiness event in Brunswick County on February 24 to encourage both middle school and high school students’ interest in technology-related fields of study.

Many local area businesses will have booths at the event, including High Tide Aviation, ATMC, Brunswick Electric, Cape Fear Solar Systems, and Wide Open Technologies. Members from these businesses will help answer student questions about industry job opportunities, salary potential in various fields, benefits, and educational requirements.

In addition to local business participation, representatives from many local universities and colleges will also be in attendance to guide students through the application and enrollment process. Participating organizations include:

  • NC State University

  • Campbell University

  • Johnson & Wales University

  • UNC-Wilmington

  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

  • NC Central University

  • East Carolina University

  • Brunswick Community College

  • Wayne Community College

    During the event, students will filter through the business and college booths with ample time to explore and ask questions. Some of the high schools and middle schools that will attend include North Brunswick High School, West Brunswick High School, Leland Middle School, Cedar Grove Middle School, and more.

    The event will be held at the Center of Applied Science and Technology on Thursday, February 24 at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 1109 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia, NC 28422.

    To learn more about this event, please visit the Brunswick County School website or

With 9+ years of experience in marketing and creative writing, Mel keeps his finger on the pulse of online trends and leverages storytelling as the driving force that sways the modern consumer into a loyal fan. He's worked with national brands like Audioengine USA, Kidokinetics, and Boardworks Education on marketing, design, and content writing efforts. With a bachelor’s in creative writing and journalism, the art of storytelling takes a front seat to all marketing efforts. Mel has written for encore magazine, Lumina News, and Writer's Hive Media.

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