WHAT: Fontana Unified School District will continue its partnership with Chaffey Joint Union High School District to cohost the annual Regional College and Career Fair and United College Action Network, Inc. (U-CAN) Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Recruitment Fair, which aim to increase awareness of and access to higher education opportunities.

Collectively, the events will feature representatives from more than 80 colleges and universities from across the state and country, including Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State San Bernardino, Morehouse College, Pepperdine, Occidental, Spelman College, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Xavier University of Louisiana. The Regional College and Career Fair is open to K-12 students and families, and the U-CAN HBCU Recruitment Fair is open to high school juniors and seniors; admission is free for both fairs.

WHEN/WHERE: Regional College and Career Fair
4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20
Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario

U-CAN HBCU Recruitment Fair
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21
Colony High School Gymnasium, 3850 E. Riverside Drive, Ontario

DETAILS: The Regional College and Career Fair and U-CAN HBCU Recruitment Fair are collaborative educational efforts between multiple school districts. The events are part of Fontana Unified’s efforts to boost college and career readiness by removing barriers and increasing access to information and financial support.

The Regional College and Career Fair will connect nearly 60,000 with college and university representatives and look to expand on the career aspect by incorporating more local employers with internship and job opportunities. Fontana Unified has partnered with the U-CAN HBCU Recruitment Fair since 2013, providing students the opportunity to connect with recruiters from 30-plus HBCUs and receive on-the-spot admissions and scholarship offers.