Community colleges plan workshops for military and veterans

Program aims to introduce college options

ACCS Chancellor Jimmy Baker introduced plans for the new military and veterans workshops.

The Alabama Community College System has announced a series of workshops around the state to introduce active military, veterans and their families to programs designed to make college and workforce preparation easily accessible.

Services include veteran’s service officers, educational benefits, opportunities for apprenticeships, mental health support and credentials.

The programs have been established in conjunction with the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (RC & D), which provided $50,000 to help boost the programs.

“The Alabama Community College System’s proposal to host workshops to help our veterans gives RC & D councils in every region of the state the opportunity to deliver essential information regarding education and employment opportunities for those who have done so much for our country,” said Katie Conner, executive director of Alabama RC&D.

Kent Davis, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs said, “I applaud Alabama RC & D and the Alabama Community College System for building a program that serves those who have served and are currently serving.”

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Jimmy Baker, chancellor of the community college system, added, “Public community colleges were created many years ago to provide veterans with an opportunity to gain training closer to their homes. We are approaching 60 years as the Alabama Community College System, and we recognize that our greatest impact comes when we work alongside entities that are committed to serving the residents, businesses and industries of our state. The partnership with Alabama RC & D confirms that together, we can make available the colleges’ resources so that we can continue to serve those who have served our country.” 

Further information about the upcoming workshops is available here.

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