The first-ever education fair for the city of Goodyear is coming for the benefit of the city’s residents.

Anyone interested in furthering their education or who is debating the idea can get their questions addressed directly from the various professionals from multiple schools set to appear at Education Fair in the Square.

“For the city of Goodyear’s inaugural Education Fair in the Square, we will have representatives onsite from many colleges and universities, including Arizona State University, The University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon University and Maricopa Community Colleges, as well as Yavapai College and Pima Community College,” said Lyman Locket, director of human resources for the city of Goodyear. “There will also be representatives from high school and nonprofit career and technical education programs, such as the Maricopa Institute of Technology and the East Valley Institute of Technology.”

This free event includes an expo with representatives from a dozen schools including traditional universities, community colleges and nonprofit Career and Technical programs, and sessions answering the most common college enrollment questions.

“The main goal of the city of Goodyear’s Education Fair in the Square is to grow a strong local workforce,” Lockett said. “We hope to contribute to this by connecting residents interested in furthering their education be it through a trade program or an advanced degree with representatives from traditional universities, community colleges and high school or nonprofit career and technical education programs. We’re also introducing debt-free education solutions ranging from scholarships and government loan programs to apprenticeship and leveraging employer benefits.

“Attendees will be able to hear from experts on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and on applying for financial aid and scholarships. Adults and new graduates will also learn about free education tools that can be found at the Goodyear Branch Library, and they’ll have the opportunity to hear about leveraging employee benefits to achieve a debt-free education from a panel of local employers.”

Education Fair in the Square will be held at the Goodyear Civic Square, 1900 N. Civic Square, Goodyear on Wednesday, March 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.

For a complete list of speakers, exhibitors, and an event schedule, go to