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York Tech’s open house, community festival Saturday

Melanie Jones, vice president for college advancement, unveiled the logo for York Tech's 50th anniversary last June. .
Melanie Jones, vice president for college advancement, unveiled the logo for York Tech's 50th anniversary last June. . Special to the Herald

York Technical College annual TechFest open house and community festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the college’s main campus on Anderson Road in Rock Hill.

“TechFest 5.0” – named in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary – has a variety of activities such as:

▪ Live music from Terence Young & The Finesse Band (1:00 p.m.)

▪  NASCAR simulator races, in a York Tech logoed car

▪ York Tech’s first alumni homecoming, with thousands of former students invited back to campus

▪  A “family reunion” for former students, parents, employees and student-teachers at the York Tech Child Development Center, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year

▪  Free career assessments from York Tech Career Services staff, information sessions for prospective students and Drop-in counseling for families with questions about college admissions and financial aid.

▪ Interactive demonstrations from nearly all of York Tech’s academic programs, including surgical technology, automotive technology, welding, nursing, information technology and many more

▪ Storytelling, art exhibits and a drama workshop

▪  A festival zone featuring food trucks, bounce houses, traveling entertainers and kids’ games and activities

For a schedule go to http://yorktech.edu/techfest50.php.

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