An informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to U.S. military academies and the nomination process involved will be offered on Wednesday, September 12, at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street in Portland, from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.

The workshop will consist of informative sessions about Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) opportunities available at various types of colleges and universities; private military college options; and an overview of public maritime colleges, such as Maine Maritime Academy. College program personnel and representatives from Maine’s Congressional delegation will be on hand to answer questions.

According to Kelly Gualtieri, director of admissions at Maine Maritime Academy, the workshop is designed to encourage personal consultation with representatives of various post-secondary institutions that offer structured leadership environments or opportunity for U.S. military service.

High school students who are interested in disciplined training environments and opportunities for personal growth are encouraged to attend the workshop and ask questions about admissions, career services, and financial aid.