MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
The Education Center hosted an informative fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, July 26.
During the fair, 10 school representatives were available to speak to Team Minot personnel about pursuing higher education through their respective school.
“The education fair was created primarily to provide an opportunity for all personnel on base to find the school that works best for them,” said Ron Filkins, 5th Force Support Squadron education and training section chief. “With only three schools on base, this allowed personnel to talk face-to-face with different school representatives.”
The representatives gave out information packets on all degrees offered for their school, both on-campus and online, as well as special programs military members are eligible for. They were also available to answer any questions personnel had.
“It was nice to have the schools in one area,” said Senior Airman Renee Wu, 5th Medical Operations Squadron dental assistant. “If you had questions, you could go around and ask them all at the same place to decide what schools you’re interested in.”
Education above the high school-level is important, said Filkins. Since Airmen looking to achieve senior NCO ranks are required to complete a Community College of the Air Force degree, he suggested continuing education toward at least a bachelor’s degree.
“Education creates more well-rounded individuals,” said Filkins. “The more you learn, the less likely you will want to stop. There’s so much out there that you can learn.”
The education fair is scheduled to occur every year, between July 4 and Memorial Day.