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SWOCC brings students, business, resources together at Community Resource Fair

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- A local college is finding ways to bring businesses, resources, students, and the community together.

Southwestern Oregon Community College hosted its first Community Resource Fair on Wednesday.

Around thirty local organizations and businesses were on campus.

Students and the public were invited to learn a little more about what's available within the community.

"It's a good way to find resources and talk to people, whether it be for my degree or for other things, I'm interested in and passionate about, and it's good to talk to people and see how they got started with their programs," said SWOCC freshman Misha Freeman.

A local organization at the fair says it’s a valuable tool for everyone involved.

"It's a win-win situation because partners in the community are looking to outreach and to get more people involved in their systems,” Annabel Taylor with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Oregon said, “and students on campus might not necessarily know what's out there for them to get the volunteer time or to get employment opportunities."

SWOCC plans to make the Community Resource Fair a yearly event.

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